Sunday, August 18, 2019

Huckleberry Finn :: Mark Twain

Journey Adventure or Other In the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain two unlikely people end up sharing fond memories. A runaway juvenile named Huckleberry Finn and a runaway slave named Jim go on an adventure that will give them everlasting memories. Traveling down the river was more than an exciting and amusing adventure for both Huck and Jim. A perfect example of Huck and Jim’s relationship is. â€Å"When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun. But I said no. (Chap2 twain)† Early in the book you can see the respect Huck gives Jim though he is a runaway slave. This sign of respect no matter how minor builds for their relationship in the book. â€Å"†¦ Why ain’t this nigger put up at auction and sold?†(Chap6 twain) From early on Huck heard his father curse about and denounce slaves and surprisingly Huck did not take on the same attitude. â€Å"Jim wont ever forgit you, Huck, you’s de bes’ fren’ Jim’s ever had, en you’s de only fren’ ole Jims got now.†(Chap16 twain) At this point Jim has put his guard down and allowed him self to trust a white man and actually call him a friend. This is dramatic because Huck is plotting to turn Jim in to â€Å"bounty hunters†. â€Å"†¦ I’m a-trying to steal out of slavery†¦ Jim†¦Ã¢â‚¬  (Chap33 twain) At this point in the story Jim and Huck have developed a deep friendship and have proven how much both didn’t and how much they thought they knew about each other. Huck and Jim both have a lot to lose. Jim has his and his family’s future on the line while Huck will lose a great friend and have to go back to his abusive father. â€Å"Before night they judged it was done by a runaway nigger named Jim.†(Chap11 twain) Jim has been accused of murder and the fact that he is a runaway slave will make his punishment worst if it is not death. If Jim is caught he will lose his chance to be free and see his family. â€Å"So he said courts mustn’t interfere and separate families if they couldn’t help it, said he’d druther not take a child away from its father.

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