Huckleberry's first encounter with physical perplexity comes when he has woken up alone: " I set up and looked around, a little scared. Then I remembered" (Twain 240). Awaking from his accidental nap, he was stunned by the sudden realization that he did not know where he was. After gaining full awareness of his surroundings, he was once again calmed. Another illustration of Huck's physical disorientation was when he was found in a "solid white fog" (269). During his separation from Jim, Huck confessed that he "hadn't no more idea which way I was going than a dead man" (269). While he was still had not united with Jim, he suffers from another bout of confusion. "First I didn't know where I was; I thought I was dreaming" (270). This exemplifies how Huck's mental disquietude melted into the physical realm.
Throughout his voyage down the Mississippi, Huck has various arguments with Jim, which force him to question the facts that he has been taught from a white society. These serve as metaphors addressing different beliefs that are disputed amongst the rivaling races. Huck and Jim quarrel about "King Sollermun" (Twain 266), who threatened to chop a... [continues]
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