Simbolism of the Mississippi River (Huck Finn)

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In “The Adventures Of Huck Finn”, the Mississippi River plays several roles and holds a prominent theme throughout much of the story as a whole. Huckleberry Finn and Jim are without a doubt the happiest and most a peace when floating down the river on their raft. However, the river has a much deeper meaning than just a compilation of water. It almost goes to an extent of having its own personality and character traits. The river offers a place for the two characters, Huck and Jim, to escape from everybody and even everything in society and leaves them with a feeling of ease. In the middle section of Huckleberry Finn, the river takes on more of a concrete meaning and will be discussed more so in the paragraphs that follows. The majority of symbolism in regards to the river is found in Chapter 18 when Huck and Jim return to their raft after an adventure in which they get caught up with a feud between the Grangerford’s and the Shepherdson’s. Huck believes that he had never felt east till the raft was out of there and two miles below in the middle of the mississippi. This quotation shows exactly how Huck feels in regards to the river in this case the Mississippi and its ability to portray a peaceful mind-set. The river in this context shows a more peaceful setting than that of society. As the author shows, the river and its society is calm and the land and its society is troublesome in a variety of different aspects. In Chapter 19, we continue to view exactly why Huck felt the river was so peaceful through the various descriptions offered about by the author. The author in this chapter seems to make his words flow like a river and generally captivate the audience to a point in which they feel the calmness of the river as well. Huck begins by telling that “sometimes we would have that whole river all to ourselves for the longest time. Yonder was the banks and the islands, across the water; and maybe a spark or two, on a raft or a scow, you know; and maybe you could...
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