He rejects the idea that he ought to turn Jim in simply because of his race; he knows deep down that he cannot betray his friend. These lines from Chapter 31 describe the moral climax of the novel. If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way. Just as a gay couple cannot walk hand in hand down the streets of Marrakech, he thinks, two men, best friends, cannot walk hand in hand down the streets of Chicago. Jim's frequent acts of selflessness, his longing for his family, and his friendship with both Huck and Tom demonstrate to Huck that humanity has nothing to do with race. The raft also played an important role in this journey, it is just as important as the river is.
Of course, at times civilization symbolized by the shore do encroach on their idyllic life, both when they land the raft and view the hypocrisy of society, and when society climbs aboard the raft in the forms of the duke and the dauphin. What other examples can you find of this theme in the novel? But the words wouldn't come. The four then gathered wood, which was stacked at the corner of the raft, and were placing it on top of the large disc. I got out amongst the driftwood and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float. The description of both the house and the people who live in it make it obvious that it symbolizes the peak of the upper class, who seem to live in a different world than Huck and Jim. Thinking that life at home in St. At last I had an idea; and I says, I'll go and write the letter--and then see if I can pray.
The raft floated through an eerie, ominous fog that engulfed them in a mist. He had looked right at her. First of all, it shows what the raft has come to symbolize for Jim and Huck: it is a symbol of freedom, of equality, of hope. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. Although Huck has come to like Sally and Silas, he knows they are still a part of the society he has come to distrust and fear. On the raft, ideas of morality and rules do not exist, but life is much more pleasant for Huck.
Although The adventures of Huckleberry Finn does contain adventure throughout the story, it is more about race and slavery… 859 Words 4 Pages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Symbolism Questions 1. Several moments of silence ensued. He risks his life on the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, so he can be free. A monstrous big lumber-raft was about a mile upstream, coming along down, with a lantern in the middle of it. The river became their life always in motion, and they began to grow an attachment towards the river and one another.
The pot was put over the fire. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable. It's the way they're raised. Friendships Extended We are witness to the friendship between Huck and Tom, and we see the friendship Jim extends to both Tom and Huck.
They Huckleberry Finn, the shaman, the Lizard King and Joe Kaye seemed to be involved in a strange discussion. Numerous authors use the same denotations to illustrate different thoughts or ideas. The shaman pulled the cloth baggy out and dunked it back into the pot. The name Huckleberry does not refer to any actual huckles… 860 Words 4 Pages The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Symbolism Questions 1. Freedom is important to both Jim and Huck Finn. The duke and the dauphin have sold Jim, who is being held in the Phelpses' shed pending his return to his rightful owner. Check out the way Huck describes it: So in two seconds away we went a-sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river, and nobody to bother us.
As the river controlled their journey the raft is what transported Huck and Jim on this journey, without the raft Huck and Jim would not have gotten as far as they did. But I never said nothing, never let on; kept it to myself; it's the best way; then you don't have no quarrels, and don't get into no trouble. This is all of course symbolic for the making, breaking, and repairing of trust and good faith in people despite their differences, and speaks to the fact that it is never too late to try to mend severed relations. By the final chapter, most everything has been resolved: Jim is free, Tom is on his way to recovering from a bullet wound, and Aunt Sally has offered to adopt Huck. Siann wondered if he could speak. What does Huck decide to do? Huck and Jim become friends on the raft, because they are removed from the societal constraints that forbid such a friendship.
He's ben shot in de back. There was really a guy who looked like Jim Morrison with a beard and a large gut, and there was a dirty little boy in overalls with no shirt, and well, of course, there was the False Prophet of Fennimore Place: Joe Kaye. The duke and the dauphin carry out a number of increasingly disturbing swindles as they travel down the river on the raft. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. He believes that Jim deserves more than that because he has recognized that he is human, which allowed the friendship to bloom.