Pap talks and acts mean towards Huck, even though Huck is his own son. "But by and by pap got too handy with his hick'ry, and I couldn't stand it. The way that Pap treats Huck shows the vicious ways people treat one another no matter how close they are. Also, when they went from town to town, they put on a play and charged the citizens lots of money for an extremely short show. Twain also develops this major theme through the betrayal of Jim for money by the King and the Duke "... The Duke and the King are so cruel and desperate that they cannot even wait to sell Jim back to his owner for 0, even if it was just .
In addition, Mark Twain placed this theme in his novel as satire.
He used satire to criticize or "poke fun” at society.
Huck keeps this viewpoint on being confined throughout the novel.
Huck's journey with Jim down the Mississippi River on the raft is so Huck can flee from the imprisonment of his Father, pap, and the Widow Douglas.
He uses these experiences to show us that man is cruel and savage as well.
Some characters, like Huck, come to realize the reality of cruelty in the world with war, violence, death, racism, and hatred while others deal with family, friends, or society matters.
Huck shows how he feels free and uncivilized when he states, "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.
You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft" (128).
This shows Twain’s belief and can even be considered as the overall truth in any society.
Freedom in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a theme of freedom is expressed.