Huckleberry Finn Argumentative Essay

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Julia Shanley Overton English 11 Honors- Period 4A 10/25/15 Huckleberry Finn Argument Essay Jim, a trusted slave by the household of Widow Douglas, is also a very gullible one. He displays several examples of cockiness, foolishness, and is made out to be some kind of comedic relief in the beginning of the story. When Jim is introduced, he is misinterpreted as non realistic due to his vast unawareness. This is proven many times throughout the book to not be true. Jim is actually one of the most important leading roles in the story due to his countless positivity to make things out to be not as terrible as they seem to be. He displays constant uniqueness for a slave and shares little bits of knowledge to help along the story, and that also helps Huck. This shows the reader how much he knows compared to the average slave in that time period, and to prove that you can’t judge a book by its cover.…show more content…
Throughout the journey Jim steers Huck away from danger, or anything that will protect Huck, since Huck is also protecting Jim from being caught. For example, when they are on Jackson’s Island, Jim notices the change in mood of the birds predicting it will rain. Soon enough, a great storm appears, but suddenly, during the course of the storm a body washes downstream. Jim acts quickly and shields Huck from viewing the body. Jim states: “It’s a dead man. Yes indeedy; naked, too. He’s been shot in de back. I reck’n he’s been dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan look at his face- it’s too ghastly” (Twain 50). We eventually find out that the body was Pap, Huck’s abusive father. This shows how quickly Jim’s relationship with Huck changes from a mentor to more of a father figure due to Jim showing care for Huck and his emotions towards his troubled
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