The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Identity is something that separates one person from another. Everyone has his or her own personal identity. To find ones identity you must go through a process that leads you to discover who you are why you are the way you are. One of many themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is the search for Huck’s identity. From living with Miss Watson and being forced to view society as everyone wants him to, to living on him own and finding how he really wants to view civilization; Huck journey to find his identity was successful as he had developed into a mature young boy who turned against society and formulated his own opinion on how the world should be lived. He didn’t need disguises, made up stories, or lies anymore because by the end of the novel Huck was just living as Huck. Most importantly, through Huck’s realization of himself he discovers who Jim is too. In the beginning of the novel while Huck was living with Widow Douglas she took him in as her son. She thought that she could eventually civilize Huck, but for Huck it was anything but easy living as he said it was “rough living in the house all the time.” (Pg. 13) Since Huck was so used to living on his own and being free, he saw Widow Douglas’s demands as terms of confinement and imprisonment. Living with Widow Douglas was impossible because it meant that he lost all sense of his freedom and who he really is. Huck feels that he belongs out in the free and wild where the community cannot tell him
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