Huck Finn Reasons For Freedom

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Out all of the characters in the story Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck has one of the most relatable ways at looking at today’s world. He is a very free person, and he does not want to be restricted because of others. There are a couple of different ways to feel about Huck’s wanted freedom, but generally his reasoning is understood. Most want freedom if they don’t already have it, and he is willing to do what most don’t to actually to achieve it. There are a couple of reasons that many would agree with Huck with his reasoning for freedom. The first reason for supporting Huck’s view of the world, is because of his father. Most people have a father that is loving and caring, but for Huck it is the opposite. His father is a drunk, abuses him and make his everyday life just miserable. “But by-and-by pap got too handy with his hick’ry, and I couldn’t stand it. I was all over welts. He got to going away so much, too, and locking me in. Once he locked me in and was gone three days. It was dreadful lonesome.”(24) He put was into complete…show more content…
“Jim said it made him all over trembly and feverish to be so close to freedom. Well, I can tell you it made me all over trembly and feverish, too, to hear him, because I begun to get it through my head that he was most free—and who was to blame for it? Why, me.” (82) When Huck says this, this is what of all of society would tell them. Why would he be helping a slave escape, but over time Huck really grows as a character and begins to question society, and slavery itself. He starts to ask what is so different from himself and Jim to begin with, besides the color of their skin. There is a large amount of improvement that is seen over the course of the entire book. He transforms from just traveling with Jim as a companion and does not want to leave him behind.. All the way to where he really enjoys having Jim as a
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