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Huck Finn -- The Raft Symbolism Mark Twains story of Huck Finn provided entertainment as well as Twains own insight on Americas unjust society At only twelve years old Huck narrates the story and allows the reader to see events take place from a great point of view As the adventure unfolds the once nave Huck realizes the harsh realities of society every time he sets foot on land This development in the young boys maturity begins from the very moment he and Jim begin to float down the Mississippi River The raft that Jim and Huck had made use of provided the duo with an escape and refuge to their own world There they could be who they wanted to be and do what they wanted to do without having to answer to anyone This ultimately leads Huck to realize that he does not agree with what is sivelized no matter how accepted it was by everyone else Every child needs to escape sometimes Be it in a fort they made a closet they transformed a treehouse or just their own bedroom every kid has a hideaway place When there their minds are free to imagine and they are also allowed to discover who they really are as an individual Hucks raft was his hideaway place Above being a site of simple gratifications and pleasures it was a place where Huck could reject all of the conformities of society and everybody elses demands Huck utilizes his freedom by lounging in the raft naked free of his former clothing in which he expressed his dislike for them by previously saying She put me in them new clothes again and I couldnt do nothing but sweat and sweat and feel all cramped up Through his freedom of self expression he comes to realize that his way of life may very well be better than societys With each contact in society part of Hucks innocence was lost
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