The Flow to Freedom
Rivers are often associated with freedom and the growth of relationship as they constantly keep flowing and progressing. There are times where the river will go upstream or downstream depending on the situation. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain beautifully paints the relationship of Huck Finn an immoral, immature child who gets treated abusively by his father and the unfortunate slave, nigger Jim. In the beginning of the novel, Huck tries to yearn for his freedom in the town of St. Petersburg, however there are a few people who scold him to keep him away from obtaining his freedom, such as Pap and The Widow Douglas. On Huck’s adventure to freedom with Jim, they are able to escape their own life stressing situations and meet each other to hold a unique relationship. As they put arduous effort disappearing at the instance of Jackson’s Island, they sail down the Mississippi River in hope to search for their freedom; they face many dilemmas and challenges. Huck gradually improves his relationship with Jim while achieving his freedom through many hardships and challenges, and cleansing his sins refining, and becoming a more matured, moral child.