Huckleberry Finn’s Journey Through Life The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn takes the readers through many different twists and turns as well as emotions. A stunning tale about a young boy who is looking to over come his father and make it on his own. Here, I set out on a task to find the hero’s journey as expressed throughout this story. The story begins off with the main character, Huck, planning to break out of his ordinary world.
Huck is living with the Widow Douglas upon the disappearance of his father. His father, whom most have presumed to be dead, is a character that comes in later in the story and leaves the readers with a feeling of disgust. When the story takes a turn and the readers realize Huck’s father is indeed alive, we are given the chance to meet him. ” I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much” (20).
His Father has come back into town upon learning that Huck has come into a great deal of money. A series of events lead to Huck’s father, Pap, kidnapping Huck and taking him far away from the Widow Douglas to a place where no one could find them. Huck shows himself to be a smart boy using his “Tom Sawyer like skills” to runaway from his father and that’s where his call to adventure begins. Recognizing Pap’s patterns, Huck waits for the proper time when his father leaves to get to the busy work in planning his own escape. When Huck finishes up his clever plan he realizes Pap is on his way back to the cabin in which they stayed. He gets in his canoe and heads to Jackson island.
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From there he watches the next day as the people in the town come and look for his missing carcass. After a few days Huck begins to explore the island and to his surprise he finds Jim, one of Miss Watson’s slaves. Jim has escaped and is on the same island as he is! Immediately, strings begin to tug on his heart as he battles with his conscience. He has to decide whether or not to turn Jim in! After all, he was sure happy to see Jim. This is where the refusal of the call comes into place. Huck, someone who’s always seen Jim as a slave now sees that Jim, like everyone else is a real person with feelings.
He can’t take him back to Miss Watson without turning himself in as well. Jim and Huck’s friendship begins to blossom as Jim turns into Huck’s mentor. “Jim said if we had the canoe hid in a good place, and all the traps in the cavern, we could rush there if anybody was to come to the island, and they would never find us without dogs” (43).
Throughout these next few chapters, Huck sees more and more that Jim is a person and has feelings just like a white man does. The crossing of the threshold comes about in a funny way. Huck has gone into town dressed poorly as a young girl.
Once he reaches the town, he ends up in Illinois and knocks on the door of a woman’s house. She told him all about the rumors of Huck and his disappearance, not knowing that she was actually having the conversation with Huck himself. She then tells him how most people are blaming Jim for Huck’s death and disappearance. Upon learning this, Huck flees the house and goes immediately back to warn Jim.
” Get up and hump yourself, Jim! There ain’t a minute to lose. They ” re after us!” (54) The true tests are now ahead of Huck and Jim. They soon meet they ” re enemies the Duke and King. Two con-artists that Huck wishes they never met. All four men end up getting themselves head over heals in trouble. Upon their schemes and evil plans, the King and Duke end up getting what they deserve.
“They both got powerful mellow, but I noticed the king didn’t get mellow enough to forget to remember to not deny about hiding the money-bag again. That made me feel easy and satisfied” (165).
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The approach as well as the supreme ordeal falls at the hands of the Phelps family. The King, being mad about his money loss, has sold Jim to the Phelps family to get a few dollars. Huck goes to the Phelps family and pretends to be Tom Sawyer.
When Tom comes, Huck quickly reaches him before he can get to the Phelps’ and ruin his plan. Tom, thinking he sees a ghost, is afraid of Huck. Huck explains everything that’s been going on and Tom agrees to be a part of his plan. ” Well I go all holds then, like I was shot. It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard-and I’m bound to say Tom Sawyer fell, considerable, in my estimation. Only I couldn’t believe it.
Tom Sawyer, a nigger stealer!” (178) Tom pretends to be Sid Sawyer, Tom’s brother. They go through a series of plans to help Jim escape. All plans were pretty preposterous and ended up making Jim seem like a crazy man. Their reward comes when Jim is freed! He is a free man indeed, or so it seemed for a brief moment. The road back approaches when Tom, Huck, and Jim are fleeing for their lives. They ” re almost in the clear when Tom makes a noise and the Phelps family hears! In the commotion, shots are fired and once the three reach the boat, they realize Tom has been shot! Jim refuses to leave unless a doctor sees Tom.
Huck goes back into town and meets up with Doc. The resurrection, just when you thought they were in the clear! Huck runs into Silas Phelps who is glad to see Huck. Huck has returned to get the doctor for Tom’s sake. The doctor wouldn’t allow Huck to come along when he went to heal Tom.
Huck falls asleep on a woodpile while waiting for Doc to return. When Doc does return, he is carrying Tom on a mattress and Jim walks behind in chains! Tom is comatose due to a fever from the bullet wound, but he is still alive. Aunt Sally takes him inside and starts to take car of him immediately. Tom improves rapidly and is already better by the next day. Once Tom is healed he tells Aunt Sally the truth. “NO, I ain’t out of my HEAD; I know all what I’m talking about.
We did set him free-me and Tom. We laid out to do it, and we done it. And we done it elegant too” (225).
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Tom who’s known as Sid, hadn’t realized the Jim had been recaptured. Tom then yells that Jim isn’t a slave! Jim has been free ever since Miss Watson died and freed him in her will. Apparently Miss Watson was so ashamed about planning to sell Jim that she felt it best to set him free.
Return with treasure, and what a treasure indeed. Jim, now a completely free man. They were free from the King and Duke and free from the Phelps’ as well. Tom gives Jim forty dollars for putting up with them the entire time and for being such a good prisoner. Jim turns to Huck and tells him he was right about being a rich man one day. The story comes to an end when Huck learns that Aunt Sally wants to adopt him.
Huck wants nothing to do with the civilized life again. He needs to start planning on heading west since he already tried to become civilized once before and did not like it. Huckelberry Finn, truly a good story that captures the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. “But I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and me and I can’t stand it.
I been there before” (229).
A few of the very last words in the book. Here expresses the events of the hero’s journey throughout Huckelberry Finn.