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Discuss The Relationship Between Jim And Huckleberry Finn's Relationship

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Throughout the Story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain shows the strong bond formed between Huck and Jim. Huck lived with his father and no mother. His father was abusive and didn’t show much attention to him, so Huck ran away. Huck meets Jim on Jackson's Island out of pure luck. The bond is shaky at first when at the beginning of chapter 14 Huck questions his intelligence about common things like the bible He asks him “The place where he keeps his wives. Don’t you know about the harem”. He is talking about Solomon in the bible. Clearly Huck was testing Jim but Huck doesn’t know much about Solomon either. Even though Huck seemed to not like Jim he did because he could have yelled at him or said racist things but he didn’t he even decided to go with Jim to Cairo Illinois where he could be free. Jim and Huck’s relationship is strengthened through respect gained in the experiences they encounter.…show more content…
His dad taught him how to be independent but also how to be selfish and only want what's best for you. “Take a chicken when you get a chance, because if you don't want him yourself you can easy find somebody that does, and a good deed ain't ever forgot” (Twain 12). Jim on the other hand is a selfless guy he does what is in the best interest for himself and others in his company. Since Huck is young he is kind of taking a father role. “Jim took up some of the top planks of the raft and built a snug wigwam to get under in blazing weather and rainy, and to keep the things dry” (Twain 12). As time passed the bad weather came and wingam kept them dry and they was able to keep a fire running. This is an example that Jim cares about others and the respect is building. Huck could have left Jim or reported him but instead he travels with him too
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