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In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain the main character enters a transitional period of his life This character Huck Finn faces many situations forcing him to deal with decisions that carry with them the ability to bring about change Since transition can be defined as the process of entering change Huck begins searching for an identity which is truly his own In determining his self image Huck deals with conformity and freedom trying on different identities that do not belong to him and shaping these new found tributes into an identity which best suits his conscience The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn begins with Huck under the care of Widow Douglas as she took me for her son and allowed that she would civilize me but it was rough living in the house all the timep1 Huck has become so used to being free that he sees the Widow Douglas protection solely in terms of confinement Huck finds this unacceptable because he loses his freedom amongst the bars and shackles of civilizationp2 Huck feels that he belongs out under the stars where the community cannot bound him Huck then faces the return When Hucks father comes back to the town he only intends to steal money from his son I haint heard nothing but about you being rich Thats why I come You get me that money tomorrow-I want itp15 Hucks own father does not feel one bit inclined to treat his son with any respect Then his father brings him to a log cabin deep in the woods and Huck once again faces confinement Hucks escape flight and the changing of his identity are his only release from being in the log cabin Then after escaping from it all Huck is left with himself and his The raft on which Huck and Jim travel demonstrates one of symbols of freedom in the story To Huck the raft seems to be
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