In reality, Huck is unable to control his circumstances, which justifies why he must act lawless occasionally. He must steal, because if he does not then he does not get to eat because he has no parents to provide food for him. He also has no choice other than to sleep on doorsteps and in hogsheads because he has no real home to go home to. Therefore, Huckleberry Finn is not truly
This can be noticed throughout the book and in the three scenes talked about before because the white characters in the book often times make irrational comments about slaves that relate to what they are doing themselves. Twain’s use of irony the scene about Huck being upset with the fact that Jim would steal his family back if he had too, shows that Huck did not think Jim should be able to and was not deserving enough to have his own family. This shows the greater truth of slavery because even though Huck likes Jim, he did not agree with Jim’s want to have a free family. The scene where the Duke, the King, and Huck are categorizing slaves as thieves, when they themselves are thieves shows the greater truth of slavery that slaves were categorized into certain types of people, even though it was not true of all slaves. The scene were Tom says that he would hang a slave if they were ungrateful and ranaway shows the greater truth of slavery that if a slave disobeyed, they deserved death.
Mark Twain’s idea of captivity is slavery and keeping Huckleberry Finn in the the standards of civilization. Slavery and racism is a major concept discussed throughout the novel using the character Jim. Jim is a slave that decides to run away so that he can free his family; the place he is running away from, the town which he is held captive, is keeping Jim captive. In Huckleberry Finn the author says,"Well, I b 'lieve you, Huck. I—I RUN OFF" (37).
There are many lies that go on in Huckleberry Finn some lies may be good but other lies are very bad. Huck is a boy from Missouri and Jim is a slave there in Missouri and Huck’s dad is not a very guy so when Huck decides to run away everyone thinks he has been murdered and at that time Jim decides to run away as well. Everyone believes that Jim is the one who murdered Huck but Jim and Huck are friends and they both meet up while on the run and Huck stays with Jim while Jim runs to freedom. The first lie is good and bad Jim lies about the dead guy in the house to Huck because the dead guy is Huck’s dad and Jim thinks Huck will leave if he knew about his father being dead. The second lie is a good lie where Huck lies to the old lady at st petersburg when Huck is running away about his name and where he is coming from and what he is doing.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn lies to people that help him, lies to his friends, lies to his father, and lies to get out of trouble. He lies so he doesn’t get in trouble, lies because he enjoys it, and he lies so he can help Jim escape from slavery. Huckleberry Finn may lie a lot, but is there any other 14 year old boy in the 1800’s that would lie to save a different race from slavery and risk their own
In Mark Twain 's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain develops the plot into Huck and Jim 's adventures allowing him to weave in his criticism of society. The two main characters, Huck and Jim, both run from social injustice and both are distrustful of the civilization around them. Huck is considered an uneducated backwards boy, constantly under pressure to conform to the "humanized" surroundings of society. Jim a slave, is not even considered as a real person, but as property. As they run from civilization and are on the river, they ponder the social injustices forced upon them when they are on land.
Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry finn, Catch Me If you can, and “We wear the Mask” shows the relationship and similarity between the following sources through Huck and Jim having similar characteristics. Firstly, in the story Huck finn, Huck struggles in finding his way to freedom. He left
Huckleberry Finn is being looked after by the widow Douglas, who tries to adapt him to a civilized life. One day his drunken father shows up, and both him and his father decide to make an outing together. But Huckleberry escapes from his father and arranges to make it look like he had been killed. After a few days he meets Jim, the servant of the widow Douglas. Jim is on the run north where he thinks he can buy his family freedom.
After Huck finds out that Jim is captive, Huck “set down and cried. [He] couldn’t help it” (210). After returning to the raft and not finding Jim there, Huck is overcome with emotion. The fear of Jim not being around causes Huck to realize how important Jim is to him. The friendship they developed on the river and through their adventure causes Huck to be more concerned for Jim’s safety than society’s need to keep Jim captive.
All three of them give great examples of how different slaves lives were. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim is an example of a slave who is scared of being sold and being separated from their familes. The main fear of any slave is getting sold to an abusive family. Jim ran away because he did not want his owner, Miss. Watson, to sell him (Twain 52).