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Personal Relationship In Huckleberry Finn

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In the novel The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, illustrates the bond formed between Huck, the protagonist, and Jim, Huck’s companion. Huck’s father Pap, while he was still alive, he beaten Huck repeatedly, kidnapped, and scared his son to the extent, that Huck, out of fear, feigns his own death to escape Pap’d grasp. While Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi River it became apparent that Jim is more of a father figure to Huck than his biological father. Pap teaches the virtues of a life not worth living, while Jim gives Huck the proper fatherly support, compassion, and knowledge for Hick to become a man. Pap is an ignorant drunk who attempts to scam any possible person. He goes so far as to steal from his own son. Pap views…show more content…
When a rattle snake bites Jim, and Huck nurses him back to life: Huck feels it's necessary to protect and aid Jim on their journey. After Duke and King sell Jim to the Phelps family for a meager sum, Huck is in a dilemma. Should he follow the societies moral solution and write to Miss.Watson, and tell her where Jim is located, or follow his own ideals and set Jim free. He decides to write the letter to Miss.Watson, but afterwards he feels guilty for his action. “It was a close place. I took it (the letter) up, and held it in my hand. I was a trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt, two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’ and tore it up” (Twain 214). Huck’s decision that he is even willing to go to hell to save Jim means that his devotion and love towards the man is relentless. After spending time on the raft together, Huck grew an affection towards Jim. He realized that Jim has many of the same characteristics qualities that separated whites and blacks. Huck’s appreciation for Jim allows him to oversee racial boundaries and realize that there is very little difference between himself and Jim. Huck’s appreciation for the man allows him to view Jim as a father figure and his desire to protect the man enforces this
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