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After escaping from the Grangerfords, Huck and Jim agree: `there wasn`t no home like a raft, after all.` Write an essay which discussess how Huck feels on the raft, and what he considers to be a home.

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in american history, history

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Huckleberry (Huck , makes an important discovery , although he does not fully understand it . While on a raft on the Mississippi River with Jim , a slave that he has helped escape from slavery , he discovers that he can only be true to himself ‘ and enjoy being himself when not under the watchful eyes of society

At some point in the story , Huck finds himself on a raft with Jim . After a steamboat destroys their raft , they get separated , and Huck becomes involved in a family feud that [banner_entry_middle]

leads to several deaths . Huck eventually finds Jim again , and they continue their journey to the free states After Jim prepares some simple but good food for the two of them , they get to talk and agree that .there warn ‘t no home like a raft , after all . 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 ” In this statement there is an implied contrast with the world outside the raft – the “cramped up and smothery ” world on shore , where society is , with all its rigid and oppressive rules . Huck feels free when contrasting his experiences in the “real ” world and his time on the raft . Although Huck ‘s real home is on the shore , Huck ultimately feels more at home on the raft , with Jim

On the river , Huck is able to assume his “natural ” self , and he can do whatever he wants . Huck is able to behave according to his true feelings , and not according to preexistent and difficult-to-rationalize rules . On the raft , Huck can be his natural , easy-going and freedom-loving self and safely ignore the rules of society . In contrast when Huck is on shore , he must continuously conform to these rules

The efforts of Huck ‘s elders to civilize him , the prevalent racism , and Huck ‘s guilt over helping Jim escape , all compound and result in his confusion . When in the real world ‘ Huck sometimes finds it necessary to pretend to be someone else (and to pretend that Jim is someone else such as when he would go by the name George Jackson , and when he tells others that the man on the raft was a white man with smallpox , in to save Jim

Huck and Jim have had to conform to the rules of society for all their lives , and have gotten into a lot of trouble by breaking these rules However , on the raft , rules can be ignored . Huck and Jim are free to enjoy their friendship . Instead of having to pretend to be dead or someone else , with Jim , Huck has nothing to hide . To the two of them the time on the raft means a break from the usual tedium and oppressiveness of society . It is on the raft that they are able to enjoy licated pleasure . Huck ‘s relationship with Jim is relaxed and informal , also partly because Jim has never really… [banner_entry_footer]

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