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Throughout the story, what does the river represent? The towns? In the last paragragh of the novel,where does Huck say is preferable? What is Twain's purpose for this?

 

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Nov 25, 2012 3:17 PM

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Throughout the story, what does the river represent? The towns? In the last paragragh of the novel,where does Huck say is preferable? What is Twain's purpose for this?

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Aslan
Nov 25, 2012 3:22 PM

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THe river is a journey. It is a "vehicle" for change. Huck matures through the natural environment. The towns they see and people they meet serve to develop Huck into a mature young man. The hypocrisy and twisted nature of Southern white society help Huck appreciate Jim even more. Huck develops a changing sense of identity both for himself and the world around him.
 

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