Huckleberry Finn Dilemmas

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In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, slavery is a part of the Southern society and is legal. The Northern states were considered free states and slavery was illegal. Huckleberry Finn grew up in the south and was raised to believe that slavery was normal and necessary. Slaves weren’t considered people. They were considered property. A slave was owned and had no rights. You will read about the dilemma faced by Huckleberry Finn when he fakes his death and runs away to seek freedom and he meets up with a runaway slave from the very house he lived in. What will he do? It’s against the law to protect a slave. Will he turn the runaway slave Jim in. Continue to read to find out how Huck handles this dilemma.

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They must always travel at night so that Jim doesn’t get caught. The raft and the river is where they bond and feel safe. It becomes their home. Huck learns a lot from Jim about life. He eventually realizes how wrong society is. He starts to think of Jim differently. They become friends and Huck would do anything to help keep Jim from being caught. Life was carefree on the river and they were enjoying their freedom. "We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed — only a little kind of a low chuckle.” Huck finds a friendship with Jim and realizes how wrong slavery is. Huck goes on land once in a while and always runs in to trouble. He gets caught up in a feud between the Grangerford’s and the Shepherdson’s. He has to hide because there is shooting and killing that happens. He finally sneaks back to the raft and Jim is beyond relieved because he thought Huck was killed. Huck tells Jim to hurry and just shove off for the big water as fast as he can. Huck never felt easy till the raft was two mile below there and out in the middle of the Mississippi. Then he felt that they were free and safe once more. The Mississippi River can also be dangerous and scary. On another night as they make their way down the river, a thick fog covers everything and makes them to miss the mouth of the Ohio River. That was their route to freedom. Huck was in the canoe and gets separated from Jim and the raft. The fog is so thick he can’t see anything and is left drifting for a long time. When he finally finds the raft, Jim is sleeping. He lies and tells Jim he was there the whole time and that Jim’s story about the troubles he faced in the fog was only a dream. Jim thought he lost Huck for

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