Quotes in the Book, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Quotes Book Talk Book: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1. “We said there wasn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” There are few reasons why this quote is important for this book. The first reason why it is important is because; it shows what raft represents for Jim and Huck: it represents freedom, of equality, of hope. Huck and Jim builds up friendship on the raft, in 1835-1845 there were severe racism in the society but, because Jim and Huck are removed from social constraints they were able to build friendship. Secondly, it shows how Huck feels toward civilized life: Huck is much more at ease when he is removed from societal rules and structures. On the raft, ideas of morality and rules do not exist, which makes Huck’s life much more delightful. 2. “I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knew it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All right then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming.” This quotation shows Huck’s decision to forgo the accepted societal ideas of morality, which would have had him turn in Jim, in order to forge his own sense of right and wrong. He rejects the idea that he ought to turn Jim in simply because of his skin
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