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A Place Truly Called Home The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain tells the story of how a boy who comes from the lowest levels of the white society grow into a mature person from his experiences as he travels down the Mississippi river which forces him to question the things society has taught him In many parts of the book a theme of freedom is portrayed Freedom is taken on many different perspectives for each character in the novel In Jim his hunt for freedom is an escape for freedom while Hucks is to be detached from society which threatens to sivilized him Their hunt for freedom is for a reason of happiness and is shown throughout the novel in Jims desires of evading slavery and Hucks wish for being uncivilized which takes place in a raft described from Jim and Huck as home From the beginning of the novel Jim never had any desires of escaping until his owner Mrs Watson decided to sell him And from this point on the thought of being sold terrifies Jim and results in eluding from Mrs Watson His desire for freedom is obvious when he screams Dahs Cairo a city that guarantees freedom to all 97 Slavery places chains on Jim that blockades his happiness and goals in life and the only way to achieve happiness is through freedom--freedom for Jim means escape from slavery and also a release from chains When Huck states But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and sivilize me and I cant stand it it shows his perspective on living with Aunt Sally and his hatred of being sivilized He portrays his happiness on the raft when he says Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery but a raft dont 128 As an dangerously boy being trapped in a house in
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