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Huck Finn Relationship Analysis

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As many know, our American history involves slavery of African people. We are not proud of this, but we can’t change the fact that it happened. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain, hits on important points throughout the story. It takes place before the Civil War around 1835 in St. Petersburg, Mississippi. He writes about the relationship and adventures of Huckleberry Finn who is around the age of eleven and a slave, Jim. Knowing that slavery is still legal, we get to see how Huck views Jim and his relationship as they spend all this time together. There are three main relationships between Huck and Jim throughout the story, their friendship, seeing Jim as a slave, and the father role of Jim. Jim was the slave of Miss Watson, who at the beginning of the story, is taking care of Huck. Towards the middle of the book we get a glimpse of how Jim sees Huck. As Huck and Jim are travelling the Mississippi River on their raft, Jim is sure they find Cairo, the place Jim would become a free slave, and before he shoves off the raft to go to Cairo, Jim says, “... Huck; you’s de bes’ fren’ Jim’s ever had; en you’s de ONLY fren’ ole Jim’s got now” (Twain 92). Jim and Huck knew each other before they took on this journey together, so this trip is furthering their relationship. Even though Jim is still a slave to Huck, Jim sees Huck as his friend, especially for helping him become a free man. At the end of the book, Huck takes weeks of his time along with Tom Sawyer
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