Huckleberry Finn’s character is seemingly uneducated and informal considering his lingo and speech, however, in the manner he challenges ideas and considers his own conclusions suggests that he is thoughtful and intelligent; the instance that he learned to read testifies to this. In this particular chapter, it is noted that Huckleberry would prefer to go to hell, as opposed to heaven, for the mere fact that his dear friend Tom Sawyer was thought to end up there. This shows that Huckleberry is more concerned with engaging and associating with his friend than considering the consequences of being damned. He argues that being damned is a price worthy of not being lonely. This suggests that he values companionship and togetherness.
Chapter Two Response-
The boys in this chapter took an imaginative outlook on their adventures and excursions. They disregard the value of others’ lives for their own selfish lust for their adventures and so called “robberies.” They took it upon themselves to swear their allegiance on the lives of their families. While their actions seemed somewhat savage, the fact that Tom Sawyer retained ideas from books and stories is leading to the fact that some of the boys were still civilized and educated. Although, of course, it was nothing more than child’s play and no one was harmed. Their characters argued that being imaginative and free was greater than upholding moral standards and carrying out formalities. Their actions leaned towards independence and the ability to roam as they pleased as well as a disregard for the constricting wishes and preferences of their elders and adults.
Chapter Three Response-
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... and Jim’s relationship growing and flourishing. Jim is patient and kind with Huck, and in return Huck does not discriminate or show racial hatred toward Jim, despite what Huck has been taught culturally and locally about slaves and African Americans. Jim is an improvement and monumental step up in terms of the influence that he has on Huck in comparison to Huck’s father. Jim looks out for Huckleberry Finn and the two provide companionship and trust for each other.
Huck was never appreciated by the widow or his father for his works. Jim takes part in Huck’s accomplishments and is more interactive and supportive than any other adult figure has been in his life. Jim portrays a father figure more accurately than Huckleberry Finn’s blood related Father. They may be blood related, but in terms of what healthy relationships should mirror, Huck’s father is no real father.
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