The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

1072 Words Aug 18th, 2015 5 Pages
It was not the plan to grow up, but that is what happened and perhaps it was for the best. In the classic 1884 novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” young, twelve-year old Huckleberry ‘Huck’ Finn embarks on a journey that will forever alter how he views the world around him as he travels with the slave, Jim, and how their relationship changes and develops throughout the novel and why it is significant. If we jumped into a time machine and traveled back to the 1830’s, about 1835 to be exact, before the Civil War, we could step out and talk to Jim and Huck ourselves. Unfortunately, due to lack of technological development in the department of space and time travel, it is not possible as of now, and the idea is merely that - an idea. Now as Pap would say “…Don’t be afeared.” (Twain17), because we don’t need to talk to Jim and Huck really; why, just as Jim and Huck learned ultimately to over look each others’ skin and accept each other, we too can accept that we can transcend the bonds that separate us from understanding the momentous event that took place before our bored and sleepy eyes, without going to such extreme measures. At the beginning of the novel, even Huckleberry treats Jim like a slave (and because he’s white, Jim is forced to do what this little 12 year old wants) and sees him as little more than a dog. According to the culture of the time [and some of Huck’s personal thoughts], Jim is nothing more than a walking puppet that felt nothing and has no mind…

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