Jim also struggles with the nature of truth and feels that events can become more real in a story than in reality, as if by turning the memory into a story makes it more concrete and committed to one version. And in the process of telling the story all the men can come to an agreement of what happened and add to it. Sometimes things happen so fast in life that they don't really happen until you go over them in your mind and set down the facts and details, finalizing the version in your mind of what happened. And
Jim is also a relatively flat character. He goes through the novel with very little change in his character. He is always superstitious, but also is very accepting of people. One example of his superstitions is, “And [Jim] said that handling a snake-skin was such awful bad luck that maybe we hadn’t got to the end of it yet.” (Twain, 64.) Jim always adheres to his superstitions, and in a way they govern his life. Even when Tom and Huck are attempting to set Jim free near the end of the book, Jim goes along with all their crazy machinations. This is similar to his superstitions, because he is willing to do silly things, since he believes they are essential to gaining freedom.
Critics of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered by many to be the greatest American novel ever written. Despite this praise, Mark Twain’s masterpiece has never been without criticism. Upon its inception it was blasted for being indecent literature for young readers because of its
Jim becomes frightened and runs away from Mrs. Watson. After Jim runs away from Mrs. Watson, Jim becomes a runaway slave. Jims journey with Huck to freedom commenced with only the fear of being caught as a runaway slave. Later in the journey, Jim starts to crave freedom from slavery. Twain states , "Jim said it made him all over trebly and feverish to be so close to freedom" (97). Jim's happiness is also expressed as they’re getting closer and closer to Cairo, as Huck describes more, "Jim was fidgeting up and down past me. We neither of us could keep still. Every time he danced around and says, "Dah's Cairo!" (97) Jim's happiness for freedom is obvious. The only way Jim can attain his happiness is through freedom.
Jim was also faced with loosing some people he was very close to cause of the Great Depression. His family friend died living in a terrible environment in the hoovervilles. Jim had to watch as loved ones around him died similar to many families that lived through the Great Depression. Unfortunately, Jim faced many hard times during this time in his life but in the end dealing with all the problems he faced made him stronger.
Throughout all of his adventures Jim shows compassion as his most prominent trait. He makes the reader aware of his many superstitions and Jim exhibits gullibility in the sense that he Jim always assumes the other characters in the book will not take advantage of him. One incident proving that Jim acts naive occurs halfway through the novel, when the Duke first comes into the scene "By right I am a duke! Jim's eyes bugged out when he heard that..." In the novel, Huck Finn, one can legitimately prove that compassion, superstitious and gullibility illustrate Jim's character perfectly.
Jim, who becomes Huck's friend as he travels down the Mississippi river, is a man of intelligence and consideration. "An understanding of Jim's character is by no means a simple matter; he is a highly complex and original creation, although he appears at first sight very simple" (Hansen, 388). Jim has one of the few well functioning families in the novel. Although he has been estranged from his wife and children, he misses them dreadfully, and it is only the thought of a lasting separation from them that motivates his unlawful act of running away from Miss Watson. Jim is rational about his situation and must find ways of accomplishing his goals without provoking the fury of those who could turn him in. Regardless of the restrictions and constant fear Jim possesses he consistently acts as a gracious human being and a devoted friend. In fact, Jim could be described as the only existent adult in the novel, and the only one who provides an encouraging, decent example for Huck to follow. The people that surround Huck who are supposed to be teaching him of morals, and not to fall into the down falls of society are the exact people who need to be taught the lessons of life by Jim. Jim conveys an honesty that makes the dissimilarity between him and the characters around him evident.
He thought it was in his best interest to see what Dr. Livesey thought of this matter. After Jim comes back to Admiral Benbow from staying with Dr. Livesey, he finds that Jim’s mother has hired a young boy to be an apprentice in replace of Jim. Jim finally begins to see that his adventure has forced him to forget about his previous life at the Inn. He realizes he is leaving his normal life, the Inn, and his mother (Stevenson 59-60). Jim may have got the feeling he was being replaced, but he knew that day would come soon enough. “In many respects a typical British boy of his age, Jim has lead a sheltered life at the Admiral Benbow Inn. The arrival of Billy Bones triggers his desire to explore the larger world beyond his home. Although he has grown up on the sea coast, Jim knows little of the seafaring life. His adventures constitute on initiation into adulthood, by means of which he learns survival skills and moral lessons that far eclipse the typical education of a British gentleman” (Beetz, Niemeyer 2007). Although only the age of thirteen, Jim was determined to set sail and wasn’t going to let his age define who he was, until tragedy struck.
Jim helps Huck develop greater character changes throughout the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. In the story Huck learns a lot of lessons on how to grow into a better and more trustworthy friend. Jim helped him throughout the story to show him a different side of life, and how everyone is different and they grow in different surroundings. Jim and Huck both grew in maturity with their life, and wanted the best for one another. Huck finds out a new identity for the world as he grows later on in the story.
When he first moved in town, he was sent to the police station. He tried to be friendly to Plato who was at the police station but Plato treats Jim like a random stranger. He also meets Judy at the police station. He sees her several days later and asks her if she wants a ride but she already has one. Then he drives up to Judy and her friends and ask for directions. They just pointed in different places and made fun of him. He keeps on trying to get attention from the “cool kids”. His class takes a field trip to see the planetarium star show and listen to a lecture at the Griffith Observatory. An astronomy lecturer gives an existential narration of the darkness of the universe and Jim tries to make everyone laugh by saying, “Moooooooo” while the lecture is going on. After the lecture, Buzz and a couple of his bully friends make fun of Jim and call him a chicken which lead to a knife fight. Jim and Buzz make a deal on a chicken run. Buzz asks Jim if he has ever been in a chicken run, and Jim lies by saying, “Yeah, that’s all I ever do.” As soon as Buzz leaves, Jim asks, “Plato, what is a chicken run?” (“Rebel Without a Cause”) Jim does not know if he should go or not. Jim decides to think, ‘Dad said it was a matter of honor, remember? They called me chicken. You know, chicken? I had to go because if I didn't I'd never be able to face those kids again.’ Jim then goes to the chicken run and Buzz
J.J. Watt J.J. Watt is an inspirational hero and tremendous pro athlete. He is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the NFL. In the 2011 NFL draft, Watt was picked 11th by the Texans. He played college football at Wisconsin, also Watt won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five years. Watt holds the franchise record in sacks and forced fumbles. With all these impressive stats and accomplishments J.J. has even better ones. Watt has impacted societies in a big way. Watt is the president and founder of the Justin J. Watt Foundation, a charity organization that gives after school for activities and opportunities for kids in different communities, allowing them to get involved in sports
*For instance, He tried to convince Kevin that he could fight Mike even though in the end he wasn’t able to beat him. This shows that he had overestimated himself because towards the end we had found out that Kevin was actually correct. *In addition, Jim acted confident when people questioned him about the fight or if he was really going to fight Mike. This is significant because in the end, Jim, instead of winning, lost! *Finally, he was trying to show his ex-girlfriend that he could really take down Mike because he was jealous and wanted her back because the story states that; “ I had foolishly broken up with her ten months before.”. Jim may feel that way about Linda, (his ex), Linda probably doesn’t feel that way about him because in the story she states; “Kill him! Kill him!”. To summarize, Jim has a pretty big ego, and I believe that he had taken it for granted. Because soon enough, he’s going to lose
Jim was brought up as a Methodist. He became quickly fascinated with the pulpit oratory. Vera Price, a childhood playmate remembers, ”He’d always be the preacher, standing up making sermons”(Axthelm 54). Even at the young age of seven Vera, recalls Jim’s speeches encouraging strict discipline. She remembers occasions when Jim was playing with other children and “he’d hit them with a stick and make them cry. He had a power that most boys don’t have”(Axthelm 54). As Jim matured into a young adult this internal power he possessed was not fully matured. In high school Jim was in the popular crowd, but never the leader of the pack. “Only in retrospect does anyone claim to have spotted seeds of the horror to come.’ I had a hunch something bad was going to happen to him,’ says a middle-aged man in Lynn. He was smart as a whip. But he had some strange ideas. He never fit in with the town. He was different”(Axthelm 54).
through the reactions of Jim. From the start of the novel to the very end, descriptions of the Jim’s environment
I have chosen to use the lecture by Jim Fryer, an associate professor at SUNY Potsdam, to correlate with a topic in psychology. Fryer’s lecture was based primarily on personality and the life story. This basically means he covered how a person’s personality is defined and then how their life story and its composition played into this. He also showed how he and his team of student researchers worked to test this, using correlations between parts of one’s life story and the effect that thinking of those parts had on the participants.