they also find themselves mentally beaten. To save themselves, both
characters flee in search of freedom.
In The Battle with Mr. Covey Douglass portrays a slave
Despite many attempts at getting up, he couldn t find his feet.
Although trying to explain to Mr. Covey what was wrong, Covey gave him a
savage kicking the side. He then picked up a hickory slab and hit him over
the head. As his physical wounds progressively got worse, he was beginning to
pain. Despite the savage look of Douglass, master Thomas seemed to believe
Covey would never hurt him. In his seven miles of walking with unbearable
by seizing Mr. Covey hard by the throat. He later says that that battle
found freedom, he truly showed how a slave was made a man.
struggling mentally and physically, finds himself in search of freedom as
Douglass had. The exert opens with Huck living in a home in which
civilization is the primary goal. Although he became educated, Pap shows up
in search of money. At first Huck seems reluctant, but then decides to go
with him. Although being caged like an animal in the shanty he moved into,
he, in a since, became more free. Huck was away from the burden of being
freely, and no longer has to dress up. Although he attains this mental
freedom, his physical freedom has now diminished. His dad also freely uses
physical abuse as a way to punish his son. For this reason, Huck decides to
make a second attempt at freedom. He tunnels out of the shanty much in a way
The physical and mental freedom had been attained, but after meeting Jim on an
island, mental abuse begins. Jim is caught one afternoon when Huck, tired of
fish, goes trading. He later stops them from killing him and attains freedom
of mind as well.
In both works, the main character is forced to rebel in search of
truly showed how a boy can become a man.