Who Is A Runaway Slave? Essay

1076 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
widow Douglas tries to help and reform Huck back into a way of norm; although despite all her efforts, fails.
We meet Jim as a runaway slave. He is an african american boy who has run away and isn’t quite sure where he is going other than for freedom. We can only imagine the hardships he would have had to gone through as a slave, fending for himself with his family and friends still stuck in captivity. Huck and Jim aren’t the most responsible individuals either, they both have their misbehaviors that inevitably stir up trouble. I’d imagine this due to their close backgrounds of being mistreated and subjected to long and continuous labor with little or no sleep. Similar backgrounds of the two individuals make them very similar due to their close sociological backgrounds together. If we didn’t know any better, we could assume they are brothers based on the ways they act towards one another; while maintaining their own individuals personalities.
Neither of them had acceptable situations as a young boy. Being treated improperly is what led both boys to flee, eventually running into each other in chapter 2. "Well, den, dis is de way it look to me, Huck. Ef it wuz HIM dat 'uz bein ' sot free, en one er de boys wuz to git shot, would he say, 'Go on en save me, nemmine 'bout a doctor f 'r to save dis one? ' Is dat like Mars Tom Sawyer? Would he say dat? You BET he wouldn 't! WELL, den, is JIM gywne to say it? No, sah—I doan ' budge a step out 'n dis place 'dout a DOCTOR, not if…

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