Does Huckleberry Finn See Jim As A Slave?

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Throughout all the documents, Huckleberry Finn and Jim have an interesting but also amazing relationship. These documents took place in 1885, and 2010 in Missouri. They tell about all they encountered together. Whether it was hiding from Huck’s drunk father, and Jim’s owner, or trying to free Jim from the cabin where he is being held captive, the possibilities are endless with them. How does Huckleberry Finn see Jim? As a slave? As a friend? As a father figure? Huck finn saw Jim as a friend more than a slave, and or father figure.
A true friend has your back, and sticks with you through thick and thin. Huck viewed Jim as a friend. In Document B Jim made Huck promise to keep his secret about his hide out. Huck responded by saying, “Well, I did. I said I wouldn’t, and I’ll stick to it…” This shows that their friendship has true meaning to Huckleberry Finn. Not only that is an example of their friendship, but Huck also said in Document B, “I was ever so glad to see Jim.” Seeing Jim was a relief to him, this further proves that their friendship is quite strong. In conclusion, Huckleberry Finn considered Jim as a friend more so than as a slave, and or a father figure. …show more content…

A slave is someone who is legal property of another and is forced to obey them. In Document A, Jim appears as more of a slave then anything else. “...African Americans were considered “beings of an inferior order” and that, even at the time of the writing of Declaration of Independence, it was common belief that black people had “no rights which white men were bound to respect.” This just goes to show how little to no meaning slaves had to white people. Just because Jim was Huck’s friend doesn’t mean he still isn’t a slave. At the end of the day, friend or father figure is still not who Jim really is. Jim is purely a

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