Sharing The Same Fate in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Is it possible for two people who have never interacted with each other throughout their lives to share the same fate? In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck is a young boy who decides to run away from his abusive father, accompanied by an escaped slave who believes that he will be sold and separated from his family. Huck has no choice but to take on an adventurous journey, which allows his relationship with the slave, Jim, to blossom while testing their mental and physical skills. In correlation, in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Linda Brent is a respected slave who is “passed down” to an abusive owner and faces harsh treatment. This leaves her no choice but to run away from the pain she endures. Her only wish is to be free…show more content…
He is willing to risk his life after death for a slave he just recently bonded with. Huck, who is portrayed as a thief, is turning into an individual who is becoming less narcissistic and more benevolent by giving up his own life for another man who society valued very subordinately. According to scholarly expert Annemarie Hamlin, Huck “feels as if it is his duty to protect Jim.” Since Huck realizes that his only supporter through this journey is Jim; he feels that they are both equal and Jim should have someone there for him in times of danger. He realizes that if he were in Jim’s place, he would do as much as possible to save Huck. Similarly, Linda Brent is putting her life on the line for those who she deeply loves. Linda, who has two children, loves them with her life. This is shown as she declares that “If [Uncle Benjamin’s] life was spared, that he would either bring or send my son to me as soon as I reached a place of safety” (Jacobs 168). Linda is willing to separate from her children after missing their presence for years. She is doing this to protect them from the danger that they might face if they take on the journey to the North. In correlation, literary examiner Kathryn Bartlet insists, that “Jacobs deserves to be recognized for…establishing schools and hospitals, and for working to further the Equal Rights Amendment.” Unlike

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