Huckleberry Finn Relationship

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During the time that slaves were trying their hardest to flee from abuse and custody, and when African-Americans questioned their true identity, Huck Finn was made. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a book that was written like no other at the time. It was also deemed offensive or scandalous. Huckleberry Finn used very sensitive terms that were not to be put in American literature. The novel tells a tale of a young boy who runs away from both his father and adopted “mom” to find out who he really is and what it means like to be truly free. Along the way he meets a slave that he had known previously, Jim, and took on many adventures with him. Huck’s perspective on a slave was different from the world that he grew up around. It may have …show more content…
What we feel should not be based on what everyone else feels, it should be based on what feels right to the person. Huck Finn and Jim has a relationship that can’t be described by realistic at the time period, and if there were cases, it was very rare. Slaves and whites were generally separated by a strictly master and servant relationship. Huck is a very different individual since he never had a proper upbringing, the perspective he has on events is different due to his social standing. He is able to see things that other kids with a proper “upbringing” were not exposed to. Huck is a loyal person, he takes great pride in his dignity and his promises. During the majority of his voyage, Huck is burdened with the thought of turning Jim in and doing the right thing, although it is pressuring, Huck never strays away from his guidelines. For instance, the passage states that, “I was trying to make my mouth say the right thing and the thing, and go and write to that nigger’s owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie- and He knowed it. You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Document E). The point of Huck’s prayer is to make him get what he wants, but deep down, he does not want to turn Jim in. He knows that it is not really the “right thing” to do. In turn, JIm has always been grateful to Huck for helping him out. He treats him with the utmost respect and always does as Huck says. This shows that there is mutual trust in their relationship. Also, Huck would never do something against his conscience to hurt anyone, “All right, then, I’ll go to hell” (Chapter 31). This particular line is a very strong statement, Huck is willing to go to hell to save Jim. Out of all the people that would judge him and mock him, even self-disgrace did not bother Huck as he made this decision. He has a strong sense of will and determination to keep his loyalty to defend a

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