Jim’s newly attained power saves his life when Huck wants to inform the slave-catchers of Jim in order to clear his conscience. Speeding down the massive Mississippi River unaware of their location akin to Cairo, Huck volunteering to take the canoe when he sees light and ask for directions. Unaware to Jim, Huck has already planned to tell any slave-catcher about Jim...
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...out a week”(213). Tom mentions a whole new plan and Huck quickly agrees with it disregarding Jim’s safety at the time. Tom makes up his plan on the go and while Huck questions some parts he eventually complies with Tom when European adventure books are mentioned. Tom’s plan ends up takes weeks about Tom to achieve and is very complicated. For the duration of the plan, Jim is held up in a hut with the constant fear that at any time he would be sold down to New Orleans, the worst place for any slave at the time. Because of Tom’s plan, Jim is forced to shared his small hut with various snakes and rats. Before society’s impact on Huck, he is truly cared and wanting to free Jim, but as society takes root in his life at the Phelps he can no longer think for himself and gives into society’s wishes which causes the suffering of Jim damaging their friendship.
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