Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn '

1164 Words Oct 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Thomas Payne
Honors American Literature B-Set
13 October 2014
The Real Hero Heroes are present in almost every piece of literature. They come in a plethora of shapes and sizes. They can be a living thing, an inanimate object, or even a thought. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel written by Mark Twain in the late 1800s and takes place along the Mississippi River. At a glance, one first looks at the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn seems to cast that the hero of this story is Huckleberry Finn because the book bears his name. Jim, Huck’s slave companion, is an unlikely hero in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because he is a black slave, but his true heroic nature becomes apparent through the bonds he forms with Huckleberry Finn and his willingness to sacrifice himself for friendship. When first introduced to Jim, the reader gets a stereotypical perspective on the old slave. With Jim’s improper English and his very superstitious attitude, at first glance, Jim appears to be nothing but a slave bumpkin. Some of the first things that come out of Jim’s mouth indicate that he has had no education because when he speaks it sounds like “Dog my cats ef I didn’ hear sumf’n” (Twain 13). The way he speaks is a definite indicator that Jim is uneducated and does not possess a firm handling on the English language. Because of Jim’s poor English, readers begin to assume that Jim is just a country bumpkin, which could be a reason for readers to believe that…

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