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The importance of nature in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
In his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses nature not only as
ally, but as a deterrent in Huck Finn's search for independence and Jim's search for freedom. The
most prominent force of nature in the novel was the Mississippi River. The river was not only
their escape route, but perhaps it became their biggest enemy because it was always unpredictable.
Nature is the strongest factor in the novel because in a completely different geographical setting
the story would have had not only a different outcome, but Huck and Jim might never have found
friendship and freedom. Twain changes his tone when describing the Mississippi River from wry
Names mentioned in this term paper
Mark Twain, Huck, Huck Finn, Jim,
Locations referenced in this paper
an imperative part, Mississippi, Cairo,
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