The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Since my other questions were cut off, I'll repost. Sorry!!!

Q: [Chapter the Last] Throughout the story, the river represents peace, happiness, and freedom. The towns represent rules, boredom, and sometimes cruelty and treachery. In the last paragraph of the novel, which does Huck say is preferable? What is Twain's purpose for this?

The last paragraph of the novel:

"Tom's most well, now, and got his bullet around his neck on a watch-guard, and so there ain't nothing more to write about, and I am rotten glad of it, because if I'd a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn;t a tackled it and ain't agoing to no more. But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it. I been there before"

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Huck knows that the river means freedom. Huck has learned things about himself, his adventure has been a self-discovery. Although Aunt Sally's heart is in the right place, Huck can't conform to what is expected of him. He has his own value system that is much more enlightened than what exists in the towns. Huck is a free spirit and seeks change. The river is a wonderful metaphor for this.