Symbolism – The Mississippi River. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain . The Mighty Mississippi. T he river is Huck and Jim's transportation, taking them from captivity (slavery; child abuse) to (hopefully) freedom in the state of Ohio. T he river ends up
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
in its own right.
(who, literally, kept Huck locked up).
And the river is the only route they
can take if they want to be free both
in that present moment and in their
beyond the rules of society.
states; for Huck, away from his
abusive father and the
of St. Petersburg.
and Jim to get to
know each other
Huck and Jim into contact with
criminals, wrecks, and stolen
the mouth of the Ohio River,
which was to be their route to