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    illness.  In turn it is only Musa, despicable as he is, who realizes that there is something extraordinary about this young man from Galillee. The novel is only partially successful, in large measure because this structural technique falls flat.  While Crace succeeds brilliantly in evoking the harsh atmosphere in which the quarantine takes place, the narrative comes to a screeching halt whenever Jesus is absent.  Musa is simply too unpleasant a character for us to care what happens to him and none of the

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    America's past and learning about Jim and his story while reading Huckleberry Finn it is heartbreaking. All Jim wants to do is find his family and for white men to tear families apart like that is just cruel and heartless. I think that American's history of us enslaving black people is downright embarrassing and we should be ashamed to do that to another human being - it is just wrong. I think Jim is such an interesting character and has a horrible past. I like how Jim and Huck have this new friendship

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    the novel, he faces situations with Jim, the Duke, the Dauphin, and the Wilks family in which he has to put his own opinions into action. In a constant effort to assess his true beliefs without the pressures of humanity, Huck Finn develops into an independent being who can decide, on his own, what he accepts whether it involves supporting slavery, turning Jim in, or confessing the truth. Most of the novel centers around the relationship between Huck and Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave. During

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    Huck Finn

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    wuz los’,”(Pg. 85) was what Jim told Huckleberry when he found him again after they had been separated. This is a perfect example of how much Jim sincerely cares about Huck. Huck definitely has a very close and father-like relationship with the runaway slave, Jim. On the other hand, his real father, Pap, is less of a father figure to Huck than a runaway African American slave. Pap is very violent and abusive towards Huck. By looking at Huck’s relationships with Pap and Jim and how they are different

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    journey as a child. The actions they perform are a result of what little they know about the world. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck starts to get into some trouble from the start of his journey, but reacts with his conscience. When Huck and Jim steal the robbers’ boat, Huck starts to think about his actions and wants to help the robbers instead. Huck says: “I began to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers, to be in such a fix” (Twain, 54). By formulating a false story to help the robbers

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    As we read Huckleberry Finn, I was also rereading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and I couldn’t help but compare Siddhartha’s journey down the river to Huckleberry Finn’s journey down the river. Both their stories are parallels to each other and many connections can be made through their travels. To both characters, the element of the river served as a protection from the outside world. When both characters are taken by the rivers embrace, they are able to leave the limitations and constrains of their

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    The theme of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is that the ideas of society can greatly influence the individual, and sometimes the individual must break off from the accepted values of society to determine the ultimate truth for himself. In Huckleberry Finn's world, society has corrupted justice and morality to fit the needs of the people of the nation at that time. Basically, Americans were justifying slavery, through whatever social or religious ways that they deemed necessary during this time. The

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    Morality In Huck Finn

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    saying that Mr.Phelps has Jim. Huck feels he was washed clean of sin for the first time, but sat around and thought about their trip down the river and how much Jim cared for Huck. Huck says, "All right, then, I'll go to hell"-and tore it up (162). Huck feels bad for helping Jim escape because he knows that it is wrong, but in the end he decides to help because now he knows that Jim is human, and has emotions. He isn't property to be owned. This is the right decision, if Jim is sold back to Miss.Watson

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    is long and confusing. During his adventure is forced to choose between his morals and his conscience. When Huck runs into the bounty hunters he is forced to make one of these decisions. He must choose whether to turn his run-away slave friend Jim as his conscience advises or to trust his morals and protect his friend in need. Fortunately, his will is strong and he creates an elaborate lie to prevent Jim's capture. Huck seeks refuge in nature, where right and wrong don't exist and life's

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    introduction. He in fact believes in personal freedom, something which he never really has had. Jim, a supporting character, also has to deal with many problems of society. The greatest one in fact is, the fact that he is a slave. Jim is a very modest person, he will sacrifice anything to help his fellow man. Huck sees this and begins to think of Jim as a human being also, and will “go to hell ” for Jim. Although Jim is a slave, he does not think of people based on their skin color, but in fact believes

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