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Freedom The theme of freedom surfaces frequently in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Throughout the book the most obvious controversy about freedom is Jims situation This type of freedom though important is not the type I will discussing The freedom I am analyzing is Hucks freedom from several different subjects Huck had to gain both physical and emotional freedom Often times the physical freedom came before full emotional freedom could Huckleberry Finn is a young boy around the age of 13 He is adventurous and outgoing Because of his childhood rearing he is a very self-sufficient and independent boy The book begins with Huckleberry Finn living at the home of the Widow Douglas Though Huck becomes accustomed to her way of living he is not happy He feels her attempts to sivilize him are constraining She put me in new clothes again and I couldnt do nothing but sweat and sweat and feel all cramped up Twain 2 Not only must Huck wear uncomfortable clothes but he must also attend school and learn her Christian ways School is a new part of life for Huck As a child his dad was a drunk and his mother was deceased Because of this he never had to attend school In fact later on in the book his father demands that he quit school Huck rejects the idea of organized religion and a majority of the Widows teachings Although the Widow had good intentions in trying to convert Huck into societys norm she was actually driving him away He eventually ran away from the widow but soon returns Although Huck did return he still feels lonely and empty it was rough living in the house all the time considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways Twain 1 Shortly after this his father comes back into Hucks life His father Pap has been abusive both physically
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