Mark Twain reveals a young boy becoming a man in his novel called "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The boy, Huck, journeys on the waters and banks of the Mississippi River. Huck's existence on the raft teaches him about life as it really is. Whenever he goes on shore, he sees the cruelty of society. When he returns to the raft, he feels the peace of nature and the caring emotions of the black slave that shares his journey. The novel emphasizes on wickedness of slavery and race hatred. Mark Twain has many themes in this novel but corrupt society and racism are two key focal points.
The corrupt society is a big theme in Twain's novel. The two main characters, Huck and Jim, both run from social injustice. Huck is considered an uneducated boy, always under pressure to fit into the surroundings of society. Jim, a slave, is not even considered a real person, but as property.
As they run from civilization and are on the river, they see the social unfairness on land. This provides Twain with the chance to poke fun at the corrupt society that Huck and Jim encounter. Huck hates the rules of society such as religion and school. He feels confined in his surroundings at the Widow Douglas's house. Huck would rather be in his old rags because he was free and satisfied in them. All that civilization brought to him has been bad. He meets many people and they all try to influence him to change his ways to what they think is right and soon he does not want to deal with any of it and just wants to live a life of adventure and fun.
The theme of slavery is one of the most well known details in this novel. Twain...