I want to write an essay on What does freedom means to you??
You may have heard this question before but never really thought about it much. If your having trouble finding the answer to this question, it may help reading certain novels such as the ones we have read in class. Stories and plays such as Miss Lonely hearts, The Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Day of the Locust. Each one of these novels shows some way of being American by using issues such as freedom, speech, abuse, poverty, occupation, race, religious freedom, slavery, etc., all of these pertaining to what it means to be an American.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Twain uses racism, slavery, and freedom throughout his book. In the novel, Huck and a slave by the name of Jim attempt to escape from his teachers Miss Watson, and Jim attempting to escape from slavery. The two escape successfully and have plans to build a raft and journey down the Mississippi river to freedom. Before their river journey, Jim says to Huck, "I's rich now, come to look at it. I owns myself." This quote by Jim shows how much freedom really means to people in America and also shows how big of a part of being an American is. In other countries, like Middle East countries, the people have limited freedom. In America it different, because everyone in America is free, which is why we have such a diverse population. Immigrants from all over the world immigrate to the United States all the time, so we also have to have a variety of religious freedom as Americans.
Also included in Huck Finn, Twain uses the mockery of religion. It seemed like Twain intended to attack organized religion all the time using the sarcastically€ character of Huck Finn, which allowed him to mock religion perfectly. The attack on religion can already be seen in the first chapter, when Huck implies that hell sounds like a lot more fun than heaven. Huck's mockery of religion continues throughout the novel, with one scene occurring when the King convinces a religious community to give him money so he can "convert" his pirate friends, just another one of the King and Dukes Scotsman of people to receive something to benefit themselves. But Twain does show how he mocks religion in his novel.
Racism is a big part of being an American. If your an American, you probably have encountered some form of racism, from either the colour of your skin, your background, nationality, etc. The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a lesson, and it teaches its reader not only about freedom and religion, but mostly about race and racism. As you probably know, Huck Finn is one of the most controversial books in American literatures history, and many people have different views on the book, like most of all, whether it should be banned from classrooms or not. If people are arguing whether or not it should be banned from classrooms, you can obviously tell that it involves a large amount of race and racism. It involves racism towards blacks mostly, and Twain often uses the words Slovak and sniggered throughout the book. In my opinion, the book is not racist at all. Twain is simply telling things how they were, back when slavery still existed in our country. But I feel that since Twain wrote the novel back in the time of slavery, or near the time of slavery, that it is surely not racist. I also think that this novel really