The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain in the 19th century is about a young boy named Huck Finn and Jim, a runaway slave who go on an adventure. The two travel on a raft along the Mississippi river creating a bond and making memories. Mark Twain presents Huckleberry Finn as a dynamic character who at first views Jim as property and eventually considers Jim as a friend, showing a change in maturity. In the beginning of the book, Huck Finn clearly sees Jim as nothing more than property and incapable of learning and using logic. “It warn 't no use wasting words-- you can 't learn a nigger to argue.”(pg 60), says Huck Finn after an argument with Jim. Later, Huck Finn changes his attitude towards Jim from someone with rights and property to a friend. Jim and Huck Finn experience trails together creating a new type of friendship bond. Huck Finn learns to respect and care for Jim as a human. Originally, Huck believes that he should turn in Jim, a slave running away from being sold by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. He does not see it as following the law, he just believes that it would be immoral for him not to turn in Jim to the cops. Huck Finn was raised to accept the idea of slavery which has been shaped by a society who accepted slavery. The pranks that Huck Finn pulled on Jim reflects Huck Finns attitude towards Jim 's intelligence. In the scene after Huck Finn and Jim get separated in the fog, Huck thinks Jim is stupid enough to believe that none of it
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