In this essay on “A River Runs Through It” I will explore the role the relationship between the symbolic importance of the river and the design and structure of the novel.
A river is at its weakest just as it begins to form.
Huck and Jim journey down the Mighty Mississippi has a very weak and fragile beginning.
Neither character has any direction, they both know that they would like to have their freedom, but in different capacities.
Just as the river strengthens as its flow picks up, so does the bond between Huck and Jim as their adventure down the Mississippi begins to reach their final destination of their adventure, freedom.
The river in a physical sense was Huck and Jim’s main source of how they traveled throughout the novel.
He called Huck’s name knowing that his distinctive voice could be heard and recognized (Twain 272) In conclusion, I hope that I conveyed the symbolic importance of the river and the design and structure of the novel.
It was very clear to what role that river played in this novel.
Huck practiced over and over the mannerisms of a girl, and Jim told him what he was and wasn’t doing right (Twain 252) It is clearly evident throughout the novel that when the two of them operated together they seem to master the inevitable.
It was when they got separated, that their weaknesses stood out. In chapter XV, Jim risked giving up his own freedom by looking for Huck.