The Confirmation And Saving Grace That Both Twain And I

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Chapter Thirty-One Response- This chapter is the confirmation and saving grace that both Twain and I, as Huck puts Jim before himself, before the widow, and stands up to what society’s interpretation of rightdoing for in order to do what he knows is right in his life. This action of his was completely selfless, whole-hearted and courageous. Huck turned his back against the racial norms, the prejudice, the hate, the stereotypes, the lies and the opinions of the white population because he realized that Jim was a beloved friend who was worth making a sacrifice for; Huck even thought that he might go to hell for helping Jim because society had taught the children to hate the African Americans. This shows incredible value placement, as Huck would rather go to hell knowing he did right by his true friend than be stuck on earth without him. In this instance, hell and his community are being compared, and at this point Huck chooses hell over all the racial and shameful actions and words. The book is arguing for moral equality, for friendship equality, and for realizing the true value of those around you no matter who they are. Chapter Thirty-Two Response- In attempt to reconcile and renew his complicated relationship with Jim by saving him, Tom has to live to the Phelps family as a front. He was assumed to be their nephew coming to visit. Aunt Sally mistook him for her nephew, as well as her husband did. Huck spun a story as to why he was late coming over and won

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