The Novel ' Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn ' Essay

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In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck learns to make his own decisions and realizes that the character Jim, who is a slave, is just like everyone else. There are many different genres and themes played out as the novel goes on. Four of the main genres and themes are, racism/slavery, satire, bildungsroman, and the theme of family and growing up. Throughout the entire novel racism and slavery is shown in many different ways Jim, one of the main characters in the novel, is an African American slave during the 1800’s. He is owned by Miss Watson, who is Widow Douglas’s sister. Widow Douglas is Huck Finn’s guardian, she takes care of Him because his Pap is the town drunk and is very violent towards Huck. “Miss Watson’s nigger, Jim, had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it” ( Twain 13). Before Jim was owned by Miss Watson, he lived with his wife and two children. He had one daughter named Elizabeth, and one son whose name was Johnny. When the children were still at a very young age the family was separated, just as most slave families were during that time period. Miss Watson decided that she didn’t need a slave anymore so she decided to try and sell Jim. He found out that she was going to sell him so he ran away. He was going to find freedom. Along his journey he meets new people, and gets into some trouble along the way. Throughout the novel Twain uses a lot…

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