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Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn the Mississippi River is one of the most consequential elements of the story The river becomes many things to Huck the other characters in the story and on many occasions has significant effect on their fates The river is of great importance on both the physical and symbolic level almost to the point where it becomes one of the characters Huckleberry Finn is a picaresque a particularly humorous piece of fiction that follows a roguish hero through a series of various adventures Such a novel necessitates a form of transportation for the protagonist Huck The river serves just this purpose It carries Huck and Jim from one town to the next It beings and ends each new venture that Huck and his group take The river engenders obstacles that Huck must surmount including fog steamboats and floods Despite the dangers the river poses Twains portrayal of it is predominantly positive The river has a propensity to breed happiness and contentment Hucks fond descriptions of the river balance the cynical satire of society imbued into the story Sometimes wed have that whole river all to ourselves for the longest time Yonder was the banks and the islands across the water and maybe you could hear a fiddle or a song coming over one of them crafts Its lovely to live on a raft We had the sky up there all speckled with stars 119 In addition to permeating the plot the river has a deeper more symbolic meaning Its most obvious meaning is freedom It functions as an escape route for Huck from his father and the constricting ways of civilization It promises freedom for Jim from slavery The river also symbolizes safety When the King and Duke incite an angry mob with their Royal Nonesuch performance they flee to the river Whenever the King and Duke make an expedition into a nearby town they
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