Friendship of Huck Finn and Jim

831 WordsJan 27, 20084 Pages
In Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we read about the development of a relationship between a white boy and a runaway slave, something that in the 1800s one would've been punished for. Throughout Huck and Jim's story struggles, fallbacks, and advances within their friendship are witnessed by readers. The choice to do what one feels is right and what society teaches us is not always an easy one to make. Even for just a coming of age novel the powerful message of unconditional love and following instinct proves to have better endings than doing as society demands. How exactly did a white boy and a slave start to connect? The journey on the raft, island, and river were all examples of pure freedom from all aspects and…show more content…
He tore up the letter and decided to go on with his plan to help Jim escape to freedom. The relationship of question started out simply. Huck and Jim spent time together and helped each other out in the ways that they could. Jim became known to Huck as someone who could be trusted and counted on, and who would do what needed to get to where he wanted. More trust blossoms which was unknown in the 1800s, whites could not trust slaves. However, the freedom they shared on the raft enabled them to have a closer relationship than most people could dream
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