In the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is Tom’s companion in virtually all of his adventures. Huckleberry Finn is described as “lawless and vulgar and bad” by the adults of the village. Contrary to what the adults believe, Huckleberry Finn is loyal, fair, and unable to control his circumstances. Firstly, “bad” should not be synonym to Huckleberry Finn’s name because Huck is loyal to those who are kind to him. Huck has displayed loyalty several times throughout the novel.
Huck becomes more mature throughout the novel of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because of the adults that he meets along the way. These adults include the King and the Duke, Jim, and Huck’s father Pap to help Huck to realize how different people can be than by what is expected. Huck learns to not judge someone based on the color of their skin, not to trust everyone, and to notice that all he needs in his life is himself. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not only a story of a slaves journey to freedom, but also a story of a boy growing up into a
He starts to form a connection with him. As this change in Huck begins to happen, Huck struggles with deciding whether to help Jim, going against what he has been taught, or to turn him in, doing what Huck believes, is the right thing. Huck feels compassion for Jim, but he thinks that helping him is directly defying God. “it [Huckleberry Finn] is an image of the conflict between social and personal virtues, between, on the one hand, people 's associations as social concepts and social products and, on the other, their associations simply as human beings”(Ostrom, 164). Huck grapples with his personal feelings, and what society has taught him.
All relationships have bumps in the road and hard times to overcome but in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the two main characters, Huck and Jim’s, relationship was special. They had a relationship that would change the outcome of millions of lives of slaves and people who were looked down upon. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be seen as the emergence of racial tolerance shown through the relationship of Huck and Jim. The way that Huck treats Jim on occasions such as when Jim told Huck about his family and Huck saw Jim as a normal human being with a family. Another occasion was when Huck was thinking about Jim and realized he was also white inside meaning he felt Jim was an equal.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain embellishes the bond formed between Huck and Jim and how Huck views Jim as a slave, friend, and father-figure. At the beginning of the novel, Huck’s attitude towards Jim was considered racist. To him, Jim was less than a man and just property, nothing else. “Well, then, what makes
“The truth is better, and actually safer than a lie.” ( Twain, 198), but is this really always the case? The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, examines this complex question. The novel set in the South, prior to the civil war, and follows the main characters: Huckleberry Finn, the son of the town’s drunk and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel from Missouri to Illinois for freedom. ;Huck, in hopes of escaping his abusive father, and Jim in hopes of escaping the bonds of slavery. Throughout the novel Huck struggles with the moral dilemma of valuing and wanting to be honest but, impulsively being untrustworthy.
Huck and Jim become very close while on their journey to find freedom. Huck and Jim become very good friends who are loyal to one another despite their racial differences. Huck did have a moral conflict at first but later accepted that by helping Jim he was doing both a wrong and a right. Huck realized that no matter what he did one party wouldn’t be happy and he didn’t want Jim to feel betrayed. Huck and Jim developed a close relationship while on their journey which showcased that it doesn’t matter what color skin you have
The adventure of Huckleberry Finn carries a title that easily leads up to an assumption of Huckleberry Finn (or Huck) being the hero of the journey. Convincingly, the novel is told through the boy’s perspective, with its focus placed on the maturation and the detachment from “civilization” of Huck. However it could be argued that as the story progresses, the character named Jim gradually grows from a normal black old man into a significant symbol of racism, a wanted fugitive, a prey of the “justified” society, and a company of Huck. The major role of Jim causes readers to reconsider the identification of the true protagonist in this plot, and although Huck’s character development seems to outshine the personal growth of Jim, the transformation
Huck Finn’s identity clearly changes from the beginning to the end of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He is influenced by the people around him and his relationships with them. His choices define his character. His characteristics define his identity. His characteristics are always changing, which makes his identity change as well.
It would be hard to argue that Huckleberry Finn is not a mischievous novel. However, in classifying the novel that way, the temptation is to create an overly simplistic binary relationship between Huck and society. However, though Huck is in many ways an outsider, he does not resist establishing himself within various people. Huck is a loner at times, but he needs people too, and he is open to spending a little time until something happens. This realization is important in studying Huck's moral decisions since his awareness of contingencies is bound up in his sense of his surroundings.