With no interference from society, Huck is therefore able to humble himself to Jim and treat him in a way that opposes society’s expectations. After leaving the feud, Huck comes back to the safety of the raft and says to Jim, “We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft” (116). For Huck, the raft is a safe and secure spot; with Jim on the raft, Huck feels protected and that he has a dependable friend.
Even though nothing was caught we knew the experience was going to be told all over town back at home. That night we stayed at the front porch listening to nature’s melody playing board games, strumming a guitar, and eating chips we had bought that morning. And I remembered listening to the coyote cry and the stream run, flash backing to all the things we did that day, and saying to myself it was an adventure of a
After Pap finally comes back to see Huck and decides that he wants to live with him Huck starts to get uneasy. Once living with Pap he is left alone time and time again trapped in the house , and all he can think about is escaping. “It was dreadful lonesome... I was scared. I made up my mind I would fix up some way to leave there” (Twain 22).
Huck’s action show that Jim means a lot to him, and Huck will risk everything to get Jim back. In addition, Huck is in a moral dilemma where he must determine if he wants to give up Jim’s location or continue to go down the current path that they are on now. Huck writes a letter to Miss Watson and reveals Jim’s location, but chooses to tear the letter up after thinking about what Jim has done for him. Huck states that he sees Jim “standing my watch on top of his 'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was
They looked for food in the afternoon. The rooster and the hen was very dear to their children. The family went to the edge of the forest. "You and the children must wait in the hut. I have to find food for you and the children,” said the rooster to the hen while showing a shack on the edge of the forest.
Huck goes on to say “I was sorry to hear Jim say that, it was such a lowering of him. My conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever, until at last I says to it, "Let up on me—it ain't too late yet—I'll paddle ashore at the first light and tell." I felt easy and happy and light as a feather right off. All my troubles was
Huck and Alex enjoy spending time in the wilderness relishing the fullness of nature. Twain describes the beauty and power of nature by writing, “Here would come a blast of wind that would bend the trees down and turn up the pale underside of the leaves…then a perfect ripper of gust would follow along and set the branches to tossing their arms” (Twain 51). The author describes the island at which Huck is staying at. Twain uses the words “blast” and “ripper” to shows how powerful nature really is. Alex and Huck like to live in the wild because they know nature is powerful and can provide for all their needs.
In search of supplies, Huck and Jim board a “frame house” that was floating down the river in chapter 9. Inside, they both see the silhouette of a man and call out to him. Jim investigates and discovers the man is Huck’s father, he tells Huck, “doan’ look at his face” and then Jim “throwed some old rags over him” (161). Jim does not know the extent of Pap’s abuses to Huck, and decides to keep Huck from seeing something a kid should never witness. From this point, Jim takes the role of Huck’s father figure, and in chapter 12 constructs a wigwam for both of them “to get under in blazing weather and rainy, and to keep the things dry” (169).
“Pap was pretty careful no to leave a knife or anything in the cabin when he was away” (page 24). There was also times in the book were I would not root for Huck like when he wanted to turn Jim in. Huck wanted to turn Jim in for that money and because he didn’t want to get in trouble for helping a slave run