Character Quotes In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Jim was a slave character from the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This book took place during the pre Civil War South during the 1830s. Jim was an African American man who was taken into slavery. He had a wife and a daughter that he was trying to get back and he met two boys that were very kind to him. This book would be completely different if Jim wasn’t in it, if he didn’t have the personality that he did throughout it, how he’s similar to other characters and if he didn’t meet the people he did. Personalities are a very important part of understanding a character. Jim had a personality that was very trusting, he was a simple man, superstitious, always got to the point, very gullible, compassionate, and he understood…show more content…
A theme that would represent Jim would be racism/slavery. “Well, I reckon! There’s two hundred dollars reward on him. It’s like picking up money out’n the road.” (Twain, 246). This quote showed how they don’t care about Jim and how they just care about the money. Another quote “While slaveholders profit from slavery, the slaves themselves are oppressed, exploited, and physically and mentally abused. Jim is inhumanely ripped away from his wife and children. However, white slaveholders rationalize the oppression, exploitation, and abuse of black slaves by ridiculously assuring themselves of a racist stereotype, that black people are mentally inferior to white people, more animal than human.” (LitCharts). This explains how Jim was abused and what happened to the slaves during slavery. There are some characters that are similar to Jim. An example would be Lennie from Of Mice and Men. Lennie and Jim are similar because they are both different from society and are treated differently from everyone else. In this book Huck and Jim had each other and in the other book George and Lennie had each other. They both went on adventures and they both developed great friendships. Personality wise, Lennie and Jim both share gullibility. How Jim would always think witches had something to do with him and how Lennie would believe George's sarcasm and
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