Sacrifice In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a compelling and adventurous story of a boy named Huckleberry Finn and a slave named Jim, who ran off together. Huckleberry ran away from his drunkard father who locked him away in a house in the woods; while Jim ran away in fear of being sold down the Mississippi River. The two met each other on Jackson’s Island on accident and decided to stick together. Sacrifice becomes a large part of the story as both Jim and Huck make many sacrifices for each other as the story progresses. Huck in particular has sacrificed a lot for Jim and it proves what values Huck has and it truly provides a deeper understanding of the story. The main sacrifice Huck made for Jim was the moment when he said “All right then, I'll go to hell!” Here, he…show more content…
From when they first met, Jim trusted Huck with his life. Being the runaway slave that he was, Jim had to trust that Huck wouldn’t turn him in. There were many times in the book where Huck could’ve turned Jim in but decided not to. This creates a deeper understanding of the story as it shows just how loyal Huck really was. It also gives us an understanding of why he is also very loyal to his good friend Tom. Tom never really had the safest or best ideas, but Huck trusted him and was loyal because that is a value he has. A counterclaim that can be made against Huck is that he also showed some bad values by not turning Jim in. At the time, there was of course slavery going on and to help a wanted slave was considered wrong and dishonest in the eyes of many people. Some may say that Huck was a dishonest person because of his choice to not turn Jim in. Being dishonest is not a good value to have so this counterclaim is reasonable. As we know, not turning Jim in was definitely the right choice but at this point in time, not many others would have thought the
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