Critical Response To Jim's Escape

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In this excerpt, motif and character are revealed. Huckleberry Finn wrestles his own personal morals and the widow’s satirized values he is taught. Ultimately his character is illuminated by his choice to help Jim gain freedom. Therefore his critical response to Jim’s capture pivots the story by pushing Huck to pursue a plan for Jim’s escape. This passage emphasizes Twain’s satirical criticism of not taking responsibility. He is ridiculing people who “don’t want to take no consequences” for their disgraceful actions. Moving the novel closer to the conclusion through this prolonged falling action leaves the reader in suspense. Writing with conviction, Twain describes the con men as “scoundrels” who wronged Huck and Jim. Furthermore, he writes
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