Theme Huckleberry Finn Essay Essay

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Theme Huckleberry Finn Essay


The book Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, has many themes that appear throughout the text.
One such theme is that people must live outside of society to be truly free. If one lives
outside of society, then they do not have to follow all of its laws and try to please
everyone. They would not be held back by the fact that if they do something wrong, they
would be punished for doing it.


This theme relates to Huck Finn in a major way. When Huck is with the widow and is
learning how to be civilized, he is always feeling uncomfortable. He doesn't like it much
and wishes to go back to his normal life out in the wilderness. However, when he thinks
about not doing something that the widow is trying to make him do, he remembers where he
is, in society. If he doesn't do these things he will be an outsider and society will not
accept him as much. As he is on the river, he lays back and relaxes all the time. Whenever
he goes back into society, he finds that he can not live within its limits so he always
denies who he really is and makes up some false identity all the time. When he finally
runs from society at the end, one last time, it was clear that he believed that society
was too much for him. Also that they would try to make him civilized again, which he
didn't want, so he goes off alone to finally be truly free of his troubles and restraints.


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