The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Mark Twain’s book, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, takes place in the nineteenth century, in the Confederate South. Mark Twain shows the struggles and travels of Huckleberry Finn and a black slave named Jim, on his way to the free north. As the story mostly takes place on a raft, you can see how a main theme would be “Friendship forms strong bonds.” Even before Huckleberry Finn escapes with Jim, signs of friendship are shown. On page 8, or chapter 2, Tom Sawyer says "Now, we 'll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer 's Gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood." This shows that they are intense with their friendship, and that they are strong friends to each other. A little…show more content…
Towards the middle of the book, where Huckleberry Finn is on the raft with Jim, (later on the king and the duke), because of how isolated they are from society, it’s easy to see why Friendship would start happening. When Jim finds out that Huckleberry Finn is still alive, he explodes with happiness, as seen with this quote on page 44. "Goodness gracious, is dat you, Huck? En you ain ' dead—you ain ' drownded—you 's back agin? It 's too good for true, honey, it 's too good for true. Lemme look at you chile, lemme feel o ' you. No, you ain ' dead! you 's back agin, 'live en soun ', jis de same ole Huck—de same ole Huck, thanks to goodness!" This shows that while Huckleberry Finn may not be too keen on being Jim’s friend at first, Jim wants to be friends right away, and he doesn’t hide his feelings. Another one, in chapter 8, is even stronger, said by Huckleberry Finn as he gets a bounty on Jim from some slave-traders.I took up the letter and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I 'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: "All right then, I 'll go to hell"...and tore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming. This shows that Huckleberry Finn would rather go to hell than turn Jim in, showing how much Huck truly loves Jim. Towards the end, Huckleberry Finn and Jim get
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