In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn and a runaway slave Jim are two people that cross paths and become friends. Huck is a boy escaping society and society's morals. Jim is also escaping from society's laws to gain his freedom. Jim and Huck develop a close relationship during their journey on the raft and the relationship could be viewed as a father-son relationship. Jim is portrayed as a father figure to Huck because of Jim’s caring nature and always looking out for Huck.
Most children would be grateful for the love and kindness, but not Huck. When Huck meets up with Jim, the black slave, he plays a trick on him. Is this done to make fun of Jim or is Huck just being a bully in today’s standards. As he gathers a group of boys and creates a gang of robbers, we see Huck as a leader and not a nice one at that. “We stop stages and carriages on the road, with masks on, and kill the people and take their watches and money.” (p. 8).
Miss Watson truly cares about Huck and wants what is best for him, and Jim develops a strong relationship with Huck which causes Huck to disobey the law for Jim’s safety. Pap however, who although he is genetically related to Huck, is not true family to him because he
In Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck lacks social power. The people around him use words to demean him and teach him that he is uncivilized and unworthy of education. When Huck escapes his home and travels down the Mississippi River with Jim, he sheds the sense of unworthiness that had been placed upon him. On the river he is still young and ignorant, but, unlike Jim, he has the ability to create a new identity. For Huck, lies function as a source of power, giving him the ability to slip into a new disguise and gain the social status that he lacks.
It is understandable that he feels this way because neither his mom or his father is there to take care of him or show affection. Society thinks that Huck's father is dead, but Huck can't believe it because of the way that people describe how the body is laying in the river. Huck can't stand the idea of having someone taking care of him or trying to civilized him because he seems to have his own opinion about slavery, racism, and morality, and more importantly he knows how to survive.
Twain, has shown readers what an open mind can do in a story of Huck Finn. By going from ignorance to manhood, easily using common sense. Huck had to face a hard decision between doing what’s right for one person and what’s perceived right by his society. As he paddled down the river, the readers see that Huck once and for all comes to the conclusion with his conscience. Huck helps to do the right thing that’s morally straight, which was to help free
Along his journey he meets Jim and decides to help him reach the free states. Huck was raised by a white family and understands the practices and beliefs that are expressed among the household; however, he stays true to what he believes. This exemplifies his innocence, as he cannot understand why whites take advantage of blacks and use them as toys. His innocence greatly impacts his character, as he is willing to take all the risk of helping Jim run away from the slave state; innocence also allows Huck to see the world at a different angle. Huck sees this journey as a quest towards freedom for not only Jim but also himself.
Jim said he reckoned the widow was partly right and pap was partly right; so the best way would be for us to pick out two or three things from the list and say we wouldn't borrow them any more—then he reckoned it wouldn't be no harm to borrow the others.” This shows that Pap never taught Huck right from wrong so Huck thinks it’s okay to do these things. Also in the beginning of the book Huck fakes his death to escape the abusive relationship he had with his father. He killed a wild pig and dragged it through the house so it would look like it was his blood then he boarded the boat and ventured
If Huck wouldn’t have lied, he would have still been stuck in the cabin with Pap beating him, Jim would be a slave sold off, the duke and dauphin would be stuck in that same river town and the entire novel wouldn’t have even happened without lies. Huck was forced to lie because what would others immediately suspect when they saw a child and a black man traveling alone? They would immediately think Jim was a runaway slave aided by the help of a white child and find a way to bring Jim back. There is so much lying because that is all the characters have learned and grown up with. They must lie and become someone else to receive what they want.
The roles of gender is heavily brought up in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is in Huck’s, the protagonist, point of view. He is a thirteen year old boy who comes across many situations that shape and morph him throughout the story. He simultaneously travels