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Our Teacher Asked That We Write A Four Paragraph Report Comparing The Symbolism Of "The Shore" And "The Raft" In The Novel "Huckleberry Finn" By Mark Twain. Written In The Common: Into Bodies Conclusion Format.

770 words - 3 pages

Chris Reed

Chris Reed

Ms. McLellan

English II

January 31, 2010

Huck Finn Essay

All lives start as an empty canvas, clean and pure, untouched by corruption. Every person receives a brush so that they may paint their self on the canvas. Society too receives its brushes, and with them, brings corruption. Huck starts out in the mess of society, bound by others, trying to be "sivilized". However, as soon as Huck escapes from societies grip, he starts to paint his own picture on the canvas of life. This is why in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Mark Twain shows, through the use of setting, that society corrupts people's morals.

The raft, it's the place of freedom for Huck. It's the place where all constraints by society are broken down and dissolved. Nobody is there to tell Huck what he must do, and he knows and enjoys it. As Huck and Jim start their journey Huck, while taking in the peaceful scenery, says, "Jim, this is nice, I wouldn't want to be nowhere else but here." (Page 58) This shows how Huck feels free, and prefers to be on the raft than amongst society. It gives him a clearer look on life, and allows him to make his own decisions instead of ones put on him by others. After Huck's time with the Grangerfords he returns to the raft, the only thing on his mind being how he loves to be back on it. He remarks, "I never felt easy till the raft was two mile below there and out in the middle of the Mississippi…Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft." (Page 137) Huck still enjoys his freedom, and would rather be on the raft in the middle of a river...

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