whom twain later identified as the representation for the character Huckleberry Finn. There were local diversions as well fishing, picnicking, and swimming. A boy might swim or canoe to and explore Glasscock Island, in the middle of the Mississippi River, or he might visit the labyrinthine McDowell’s Cave, about two miles south of town. The first site evidently became Jackson’s Island in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; the second became McDougal’s Cave in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
From the beginning of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the reader tracks Huckleberry Finn’s moral growth and development over the course of the novel. Huck is a twelve year old boy who has ran away from home in the search of freedom. On his way he meets Jim, an escaped slave, who is also searching for freedom. Many conflicts arise when Huck has to decide whether to use his conscience or do what society tells him is right. Huck’s moral growth throughout the novel allows him to use his personal