The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Individual Freedom

The conflict between society and the individual is a consistent theme throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The contradiction between Huck and the society further distances Huck from ever being civilized. It discourages Huck because he just wants to be himself rather than living a false life where he had to act a certain way. Throughout most of the novel, Huck Finn is constantly struggling with himself in determining whether what he thinks is right or what the society says is right. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the setting changes between the Mississippi River and the town near the shore to show the difference between the civilized life and the free life.
Many people see Huckleberry Finn as a mischievous boy who is a bad influence to others. He was not born immediately accepting the ways of society. Without parents throughout most of his life, Huck Finn had to practically raise himself using his own natural instincts and smarts to survive. In several situations, Huck Finn chooses to follow his own instincts, but doesn?t realize that some of his choices were more right than those of society. Society refuses to accept Huck as he is and isnt going to

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