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Freedom is a vital need and the ultimate goal in human culture and civilization as many societies aimed for various types of freedom throughout history Freedom exists in many forms including racial freedom freedom of thought freedom of religion and freedom of expression A prominent and important theme throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is freedom from the societal institutions of religion family and prejudices Huck toils through a paradoxical struggle with religion in defining right and wrong In addition Huck yearns for freedom from his personal relationships with the Widow Douglas and his father Lastly Huck aspires for freedom from the prejudices surrounding blacks that took place during the time in which the novel was written Throughout the novel Huck travails with an internal moral dilemma between that which he feels is right and that which he learns is right either through family or religion Huck is possibly the only character in the story that operates solely on his own moral convictions Impositions of the accepted rules of society which are often corrupt in nature conflict with these convictions and produce significant conflict Hucks brief experiences with organized religion which consist of the teachings by the Widow Douglas of the pathways to heaven often conflict with his own beliefs When Huck attempts to conform to the Christian way Miss Watson she took him in the closet and prayed but nothing come of it She told him to pray every day and whatever he asked for he would get it But it warnt so He tried it Twain 9 However Huck later reflects on this inability to be Christian and ponders that praying dont work for him and he reckons it dont work for only just the right kind Twain 33 As a result Huck loses his desire for Christianity and readily rejects the imposition of organized religion and therefore must often contend with the un-merited guilt that this insincere heresy places on him
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