It also gives us an understanding of why he is also very loyal to his good friend Tom. Tom never really had the safest or best ideas, but Huck trusted him and was loyal because that is a value he has. A counterclaim that can be made against Huck is that he also showed some bad values by not turning Jim in. At the time, there was of course slavery going on and to help a wanted slave was considered wrong and dishonest in the eyes of many people. Some may say that Huck was a dishonest person because of his choice to not turn Jim in.
Tom Sawyer is a child who is blinded with fictional literature and the worlds view on slaves. When Tom is in search for the robbers cave he decides to “start [a] band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s Gang” (Twain 19). Being so young, it is understandable for Tom to aspire to such literature. Such Books offer guidance to young boys such as tom, although they might not be the best influence. While books influence Tom he still sees African Americans as objects when devising a plan to free Jim, Tom just cares about the adventure that goes along with the plan (Twain 216).
In the novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the main character Huck Finn learns how to make better decisions. He realizes how his decisions will affect other people, specifically, his best friend Jim. Huck begins the novel with no direction or guidance, living with his drunk and abusive father. Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas struggle to try to teach Huck how to have good judgement and how to be a good person. Huck is also guided and taught by the runaway slave, and Huck’s best friend, Jim.
Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain in the 1880s after the Civil War. The story takes place before the civil war in the 1830s in Southern America. Huckleberry Finn is the narrator telling his story of helping a slave find freedom along side himself escaping his abusive father. In the beginning Huck is a poor boy living with out a mother and a father that doesn 't care. He goes on adventures with his unrealistic friend Tom.
Their bond would not have occurred as quickly on the mainland as it did on the river. This is because of the stereotypes of a relationship between a white boy/man and a slave. On the river there is no judgment of who they are, Huck treats Jim as a human and gives him respect while Jim is thankful and respectful towards Huck because of his willingness to help him escape slavery. In some ways, Jim has become a father figure to Huck in his life. Huck’s father Pap is a drunk and overall terrible human, while Jim is a respectful man who does not try to steal Huck’s money and just wants
Friendship as Portrayed in the Book the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn This story holds a moral teaching that true friendship in human beings is ineptly achieved despite the numerous hurdles that the relationship may need to overcome. Huck’s story depicts true friendship that existed between Huck and Jim despite their differences and fates in life. Jim is the slave owned by Miss Watson, a sister to Huck’s adopted mother Widow Douglas (Twain, 12). The mere aspect of a black slave having a strong bond with a white boy was unimaginable during these times. Their friendship sets out the entire plot of the story through their life journey of overcoming hardships as they strove for the betterment of their own lives.
Huck absorbs his father’s words, and although he cares for Jim, never views Jim as his equal. When Huck and Jim are having a disagreement, Huck gives up the argument easily, saying, “i see it warn’t no use wasting words--you can’t learn a nigger to argue” (86). Even when he compliments Jim, Huck’s words show his disregard for Jim’s race. After Huck and Jim narrowly escape a wrecked ship, Jim says he doesn’t want any more adventures, because of the amount of danger it put him into. Huck acknowledges Jim’s intelligence, saying, “he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head for a nigger” (82), but his compliment implies that he is surprised that a black man could be
Huckleberry Finn matures morally in his adventures when having to make decisions throughout his journey for the future of his life and his slave friend, Jim. Huck has grown up learning bad morals caused by living with his drunk and abusive father, and with no one to tell him otherwise, he keeps the same morals that his dad taught him. Fortunately, Huck is helped by Jim, a runaway slave who joins him on his journey and helps Huck develop his own morals with decisions Huck makes. Throughout Huck's adventures, he is put into numerous situations where he must use his own judgement to make decisions that will affect the morals Huck will carry with him throughout his life. Huck matures in the novel through his morals when he is confronted with life
Huck tries to interject that the point of the fable is not that Solomon chose to threaten to cut the child in half, but Jim is adamant that Solomon lacks common sense, saying that a man who would act as Solomon did “doan’ know enough to come in out’n de rain” (95). Jim then states that the fact that Solomon had so many wives, and subsequently children, was the cause of his casual attitude towards the safety of the child. He tells Huck that a man with only one or two children would be much more careful about their physical well-being, calling on his own personal experience as a loving father with only one wife. Huck marvels at Jim’s stubbornness and decides to change the
A white person treating a black person equally was completly agaisnt the ‘rule’ of white America. Huck does not see Jim as a slave anymore he sees Jim as a friend and he treats him like a friend. Huck would of never done this at the begning of his journey or when he found out Jim is a runaway. He evolved his morality, Twain finished the book after the civil war he did not believe in slavery it