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.
Jim is a runaway slave owned by a white lady named Miss. Watson; while his partner during his adventures down the Mississippi River, Huck is a young boy raised in a slave-owning culture. Jim will have to struggle with Huck’s moral dilemma of whether or not to view Jim as an equal; Twain continues to set Jim
Over the story, Charles proves to always be there for him as Jim continues to get himself into trouble. Next, Jim is a anti-hero, a protagonist that lacks moral personality traits given to a hero. Jim wants to stop the carnival, but still wants to ride to carsel to become older. He is conflicted on helping Will and Charles, or getting the life as a n adult that he wants. However, the thought of riding the carousel motivates Jim to sneak out of the house without telling Will and to kill Mr. Cooger.
This quote is showing where Jim ran away from his masters home and town so that he can free himself and his family. The town is also keeping Huckleberry Finn “captive” to. Throughout the novel Twain talks about how Huckleberry Finn feels trapped in the town and how he wants to escape civilization and his father. “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me. ”(Twain 34).
Jim was a slave character from the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This book took place during the pre Civil War South during the 1830s. Jim was an African American man who was taken into slavery. He had a wife and a daughter that he was trying to get back and he met two boys that were very kind to him. This book would be completely different if Jim wasn’t in it, if he didn’t have the personality that he did throughout it, how he’s similar to other characters and if he didn’t meet the people he did.
As they approach the raft, it seems as if Jim is about to be caught. However, Huck thinks of a plan and when the men ask if they can look in the raft, Huck responds
Chapter 9: “I wanted to go and look at a place right about the middle of the island that I 'd found when I was exploring; so we started and soon got to it, because the island was only three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide. Jim, the slave, and Huck climb a big hill and hide their equipment in the cavern. While they were already there, they decided to sit and eat as well. Huck is still happy even though it is raining hard outside. Most days, the two travel during the night, to not risk getting caught.
Throughout the beginning these qualities of Jim become more apparent and eventually help him out in many instances. While on Jackson Island Jim’s instincts warn Huckleberry Finn and himself of a brewing storm. His simplistic instincts led to him noticing the flock of birds swarming the sky, and in many cases the right path for Huck and himself. As the novel progresses, Jim’s gullible nature is completely revealed as true faith and trust in people, especially Huck. Their trust is put to the test in Chapter 16, while they pass Cairo on their journey to the Ohio river.
And another of his most important events is to help Jim from dangers. Jim is a negro slave who escapes like him and seeing him as a friend, not a Negro slave, he learns from the past events that he loves and cares for others and tries to help
The protagonist in this story is Jim Hawkins, who is twelve or thirteen years old. On the beginning, he lives with his parents in a inn. He can be very courageous, like when he was gone back to the ship, when they were in Treasure Island. [quote: chapter 27, Pieces of Eight, page 250]: “I went below and did what I could for my wound; it pained me a good deal and still bled freely, but it was neither deep nor dangerous, nor did it greatly gall me when I used my arm. Then I looked around me, and as the ship was now, in a sense, my own, I began to think of clearing it from its last passenger—the dead man, O’Brien.
Graciously, Huckleberry helps the men escape the mob by giving them directions to the raft and Jim. Shortly after the men come aboard the raft, the younger of the two men reveals the truth of his identity as the Duke of Bridgewater. While the duke tells his sad tale of being snubbed, Huckleberry’s and Jim’s hearts fill with sympathy. Hoping to console the duke, Huck and Jim decide to answer the duke’s every wish. Later on, the older of the two strange men claims he is the true King of France.
The historical novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain in 1884, has many literary elements to generate a good plot and compose a good story. Twain introduces the characters, the major ones being Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, as well as Jim. Finn was a white, poor child, who unlike Sawyer was not very dramatic in his way of life. Tom Sawyer read a lot and knew how to make any situation thrilling. Jim, a very mature black child, tags along with Finn (as well as the King and the Duke) to run away, and ultimately needs to get rescued in the end as he is forced into slavery by Ms. Watson. Twain provides a narrative hook by familiarizing the readers with how vivid Tom’s life is when he and Huck sneak through Widow