There is little disagreement among critics that Huck Finn sought freedom. The debate seems to be whether or not he sought freedom for or from some things--society, family, respectability, daily reality, growing up, and dying. This text gathers together some of the best critical work regarding Mark Twain's unforgettable character Huckleberry Finn. Huck Finn is part of the Major Literary Characters series, edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School. This series is the only major collection of criticism on widely studied fictional figures from world literature, bringing together a diverse array of the finest critical writing from around the world. Each volume includes Harold Bloom's essay "The Analysis of Character" and introductory essays on title characters.