Hucklenberry Finn Huck and Jim
Huck and Jim
Mark Twain tells the story of Huckleberry Finn, and his maturity that is developed through a series of events. This maturity is encouraged through the developing relationship between Huck and Jim, as well as the strong influence Jim has on Huck. Jim's influence not only effects Huck's maturity, but his moral reasoning; and the influence society has on Huck. Jim is Huck's role model; even though Huck would not admit it. At first Jim seems to portray a Black stereotypical role with his superstitions and ignorance, although his true identity and maternal role begins to shine through as his interactions with Huck progress.
Jim's character traits are easy to over look because of his…show more content…
This occurs after Jim and Huck are separated in the fog. Huck attempts to trick Jim into thinking that he dreamed the whole situation in which the fog prevented Huck from finding the raft. Finally, Jim catches on after seeing all the smashed equipment on the raft and becomes upset with Huck and says: When I got all wore out wid work, en wid de callin' for you, en went to slee, my heart wuz mos' broke bekase you wuz los' en I didn't k'yer no mo' what became er me en de raf'. En when I wake up en fine you back agin', all safe en soun', de tears come en I could a got down on my knees en kiss' yo' foot I's so thankful. En all you wuz thinking 'bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is trash; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em ashamed. (121)
This teaches Huck a lesson he would have never learned from his Father, or the widow. Jim plays a true role model in this scene, and teaches Huck the importance of friendship and how he should not make his friends feel stupid. Huck takes a giant leap of maturity after Jim's speech, and again goes against the beliefs of the time. It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself to humble myself-but I done it, and I warn't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn't do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn't done that one if I'd a knowed it would make him feel that way. (121)
Huck feels remorse for his deception, and this