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Human beings long for an escape from everyday life from the iron grasp of society and the constant pressure for conformity Chained down and forced to live the lifestyle society wants its citizens to live individualism is looked down upon and personal dreams and goals are traded away for the dreams and goals that society wants its citizens to accomplish a man cannot live the life he desires This oppressed modern society can be classified as a dystopia Throughout Mark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the young rapscallion Huck runs off from his town for the sake of freedom happily cruising through the Mississippi river as all of the recent problems he encountered fades away Hucks primary reason for leaving his town is because of the uneasy feeling of being bounded by social standards and the need to act sivillize and trailing through the river Huck doesnt feel obligated to society and for the first time in his life he can do whatever he please At the start of Hucks journey through the Mississippi River a sense of relaxed movement is conveyed and emphasized through the wordings and actions of Huckleberry His expression and sayings give off the impression that he is truly happy to be on the river and his feeling of oppression is gone As his journey progresses Huckleberry Finn gains an emotional connection with his raft Whenever he is not in the raft and on the river a sense of anxiety and uneasiness bestows upon him Near the end of the novel Hucks connection with his raft and the river pinnacles the Mississippi River is now Huckleberrys ideal home and only here will he truly feel free and happy Despite how Twains novel may appear as nothing more than the adventures of a social outcast the novel is actually a profound social commentary on the oppression of society Though on land Huckleberry has rules and standards that he must follow
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