The Adventures of Huckaberry Finn by Mark Twain: Huck and Jim Analysis
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Huckleberry Finn’s conscience and morality about regarding Jim as a friend changes throughout the novel as their bond with each other increases. In most parts of the story,Huck has internal conflict about whether or not he should turn Jim in,but Huck keeps thinking about how bad he would feel afterward. In chapter 8,Huck finds that Jim is a runaway. Jim explains to Huck that he overheard Miss.Watson talking about how she was going to sell Jim to a slave trader in New Orleans for $800 which would separate Jim from his family. Plus,he and Jim are traveling together for the same reason;freedom. Huck is escaping his own home life from the Widow Douglas and his abusive father believing that they're keeping him from being who he wants to be.
Before he runs away,The widow wanted Huck to have good manners and etiquette,but revolts by not listening to them. Huck’s father forbids him from going to school because he didn’t want Huck to be better than him,but Huck goes to school anyway. Huck’s need for freedom,in my opinion,seemed to be trivial in comparison to Jim’s need for freedom considerin...