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.
Huck managed to escape from both the widow and his father, and Jim was no longer a slave after Miss Watson died and freed him in her will. When Huck lived with the widow and Miss Douglas, he thought of Jim as just another stupid negro. However, after spending time on the river together, he was able to see a different side of Jim and develop a real friendship with him. Huck battles with his conscience several times throughout the story when he feels guilty for helping free Jim.
He even begins to enjoy school but admittedly this may be in spite of his pap. He gets word the his pap is coming back to town so Huck Finn gives his money to Judge Thatcher because he knows that his dad will take all of it and spend it on liquor. When his dad comes demanding the money and Huck doesn’t have it he is furious. He then begins the process of going to the courts and tries to get the money back. He takes Huck to an old abandoned cabin and locks Huck up there.
This is evident when the adventurous Huck is determined to find Jim, an escaped slave who has been unexpectedly sold and taken to Uncle Phelps’ farm. Since Jim is the only true friend Huck has, Huck is willing to go through all odds to save his friend. As Huck is hastily trying to create a plan to save Jim, he declares, “Then I set to thinking over how to get at it and turned over some considerable many ways in my mind…and took the canoe and cleared for shore. I landed below where I judged was Phelps’ place…” (Twain 214,5). Not thinking of the consequences he would face if ... ... middle of paper ... ... shared no relationship, the characters have very similar personalities.
Huckleberry Finn’s Journey Through Life The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn takes the readers through many different twists and turns as well as emotions. A stunning tale about a young boy who is looking to over come his father and make it on his own. Here, I set out on a task to find the hero’s journey as expressed throughout this story. The story begins off with the main character, Huck, planning to break out of his ordinary world. Huck is living with the Widow Douglas upon the disappearance of his father.
The running theme throughout the book is Huck Finn’s continuing struggle with his conscience concerning his relationship with the runaway slave, Jim, who has grown to be his friend and parent figure. The plot of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn involves the adventures of Huck and Jim who are on the run. Huck is escaping his drunkard father and Jim is avoiding his proposed sale. Together they are rafting down the Mississippi River, away from civilization and society. Huck has just recently come under the care of his Christian foster mother, the Widow Douglas, who is working to undo his sinful ways and train him in a religious lifestyle.
So, Huck escapes the cabin to search for the freedom of which he is in need. It is after Huck Finn escapes to Jackson Island that he meets the most influential character of the novel, Jim. After conversing, Huck learns things about the runaway slave of which he had never been aware. Jim has a family, dreams, and talents such as knowing "all kinds of signs"(40), people's personalities, and weather forecasting. However, Huck sees Jim as a... ... middle of paper ... ... he owns slaves like all the rest.
Huckleberry Finn's Struggles with Conscience Since Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885, critics have considered it an excellent example of a story tracing the journey of a young man from childhood to adulthood. Through the years, readers have enjoyed seeing Huck grow from a young, carefree boy into a responsible young man with a decent sense of right and wrong. The " adventures" appeal to readers who had to make some of the same tough decisions Huck did in struggles with conscience. When readers first meet Huck, he is living with the Widow Douglas and trying his best to conform to her rules. For example, when he wanted to smoke, "She said it was a mean practice and wasn't clean, and I must not try to do it any more" (4).
It is the compassionate man, Miss Watson’s slave, who obtains the qualities that allow him to be considered Huck’s “true father” over Pap. Huck Finn’s childhood is plagued by violence and cruelty. He is kidnapped from Widow Douglas’s home by Pap who hides him in his cabin, isolating the young child. Initially, Huck is delighted to live in the uncivilized area, but soon realizes that his father has “got too handy with his hick’ry” inviting verbal and physical abuse (Twain 25). Huck accepts the...
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