Along their journey together, the readers realize that Jim is basically the father that Huck has never had; Jim cares for and protects Huck despite whatever may become of him. Huck returns these sentiments because he soon grows to love the slave, and their mutual affection is cemented when Huck is “ever so glad to see Jim” (41). With this, Twain urges the audience to see Jim as an equal and compassionate individual. By doing so, Twain shows how the society is corrupt and foul, as it is enslaving and threatening the life of a man who is constantly risking his own salvation to save the people around him. Huck comes to the conclusion that Jim “had a good heart in him and was a good man” (286).
Due to Huck’s upbringing, he cannot help but feel wicked living with Jim but he finds peace with it. Twain’s possible contempt for blacks is not fully revealed until Tom Sawyer clears up something that confused Huck. When Huck first proposed freeing Jim, he was surprised that Tom agreed so readily. The reason Tom did that was he knew all the while that Miss Watson had freed Jim when she died two months before. (Lester) Widow Douglas is Huck’s standard for morality because she “sivilized” him.
Through these reactions, the reader is able to see that Huck was beginning to like the company that Jim provided. Huck knows that his family would be ashamed if they knew he was helping a runaway slave. Despite what society and his family thought, Huck goes with his conscious and keeps his promise with Jim. “Twain of course is well aware of how ridiculous the “rescue” of Jim appears, if only because ... ... middle of paper ... ... this sudden moment, Huck decided that he was going to have a mind of his own. Huck would no longer continue believing the brainwash that Pap and the rest of society told him to believe.
Spending time with the King and the Duke, Huck learned about how people can have the heart to deceive each other in the most evilest ways. When Jim get kidnapped and taken away Huck knew it was wrong and it was right to help get him set free. His relationship built with him was ignited by the brotherhood companionship inscribed in his heart, he just needed a person to ignite it. At the end of the novel Jim is set free because of Huck. Huck learns that sometimes don't have to follow the rules of society if you believe in something.
you could tell that Jim was extremely grateful to Huck fro helping him because he went along with everything Huck said he he even took longer shifts on look out duty just so that Huck could have a longer nights sleep. he did small things such as that to show his appreciation. Huck society-bred ideas about slavery and racism were immensely altered throughout this book. in the beginning he was questioning whether or not send Jim back to slavery and in the end he went to the fullest extent, with the help of tom sawyer of course, to get him out of slavery. this book is an eye opener, in many ways to the way people operated pre-civil war.
Huck successfully freed himself of his bizarre father’s way of life by making the choice of staying or leaving. He aided a helpless slave (Jim) that he befriends and watches after to keep him from getting captured and out of the torment of slavery. Last but not least, Huck saves Jim and aids him in his escape from captivity with the help of the notorious fictional book reader Tom Sawyer. All in all, Huck Finn did indeed tackle with these hard choices successfully and did only what he thought was the right thing to do, which in fact was the rightly justified, morally fit decisions to
In this point in time black’s were not viewed as equals by the whites and were some times they were convinced that they were truely of a lower class which could explain Jim putting up with Tom’s ridiculous plans for so long. “There’s ben a dozen a-helpin’ that nigger, ‘n’ I lay I’d skin every last nigger on this place but I’d find out who done it, s’I; ‘n’ moreover, s’I.... A dozen says you!- forty couldn’t ‘a’ done every... ... middle of paper ... ...ng uneducated. Society prevents Huck from being the man he wants and Jim from everything that could make him a human being rather than a piece of property. Societies pressured views and opinions towards slavery is a heavy burden on Huck. It demands him to make a mature decision that most adults would find hard to face between his own morals or those of society.
Huck rejects lying early in the novel, a testament to his successful training bestowed upon him by the Widow Douglass and other townspeople. Huck begins the story by lecturing the reader that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer contained lies about him, and that everyone has lied in his or her lives (11). Huck’s admittance of the lies contained in the previous book about him demonstrates his early dedication to truth in the novel. Later, Tom forces Huck to return to the Widow Douglass where he continues learning how to be “sivilized” (11). When Huck returns, the Widow Douglass teaches him the time when lying is appropriate, improving Huck’s sometimes unreliable moral directions.
Huck’s attitude for Jim is racist which is seen when he decides to play a trick on Jim during their voyage. After Huck plays his trick his attitude toward Jim begins to change, "It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn't ever sorry for it afterward, neither" (Twain 72). The dialogue throughout the book between Huck and Jim illustrates that Jim is more than property and that he is a human being with feelings, and hopes for a better future.
Immediately following the conclusion of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn picks up with Huck and his best friend, Tom, causing trouble just as usual. Huck makes the brave decision to run away and finds his former caretaker’s slave, Jim. The two decide to partake in an adventure together, and learn valuable lessons about each other and themselves in the process. Huck and Jim make transitions together within the novel. Jim makes a shift from a runaway slave to a free man while Huck transforms from a boy to a young adult.