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Freedom Everyone yearns for it Literature is often used as a method for inspired writers to express there feelings concerning a certain matter or subject It is not uncommon for writers to subconsciously implant their own values into the readers minds by using sarcasm throughout the work Mark Twain is an excellent example of a famous novelist who commonly uses this method of communicating his core values One of his core values is the question of who deserves certain freedoms In his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain places the reader in the 19th Century where slavery is commonplace One of the main characters Jim is a slave who longs for freedom The main character Huckleberry also longs for freedom but to be free from civilization rather than slavery Throughout the novel it is made clear to the reader that Huckleberry would strongly prefer independence over restraint Many facets of Twains life revolved around independence and he used aspects of his life to influence him into writing some of the events that occur in Huck Finn One example would be the Mississippi River which he had ties to in his early childhood Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens who was born on November 30th 1835 Mark Twain was an American writer journalist and humorist who won many awards for his two most famous pieces The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain was born in the city of Florida Missouri Shortly after his birth his family moved to Hannibal Missouri When his father died in 1847 he began working as a printer for his brothers newspaper This was not his only profession before being an author as he was also a licensed navigator for the Mississippi River One of Twains most famous quotes The Mississippi River will always have its own way no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise describes the Mississippi River that
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