Jim As A Christ Figure Analysis

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Jim as a Christ Figure Mark Twain makes it clear in the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that niggers in the 1800’s were treated differently and much less than anyone else. To think of Jim a black slave as a person and not property back then was huge thing but to think that he is a Christ like figure is beyond anything. As the textual evidence below shows the proof that jim was seen as a christ figure in this novel. It will show how and why Jim is a Christ figure. Jim and Jesus are both sacrificing themselves for the needs of other people. Scarfing is putting others needs before one 's needs and serving them to help get them to where they are going. Jim made the sacrifice to come back and help the doctor help heal Tom “I got to have help…show more content…
Jim was with Huck since the beginning and took care of him and cared for him also teaching him lesson on the way. Jim is trying to protect huck from the outside evil of the world. When Jim finds Huck’s dad’s body in the houseboat he would let Huck see the body because he wants huck to be happy “ Come in, Huck, but doan’ look at his face-it’s too ‘gashly’” ( Twain 57). Even though Huck’s dad beat huck all the time Huck still loves his dad. Jesus did the same thing as Jim, Jesus humbles himself to serve the lowly people of that time. Jesus was above all of them and could have said screw you and just look past them, But had a sense of good in him just like Jim did. The sinners he is teaching lesson to are going down the wrong path and again Jesus wants the best for them, “When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.” ( Mark 6:34 ). The verse says “they were like sheep without a shepherd”, this is just like Huck didn 't have a father figure in his life to teach him the right things in life. Jim and Jesus both were shepherds to others teaching and leading them to
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