The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn 4 Essay

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn 4 Essay, Research Paper The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn In the novel, The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck Finn opens himself up, emotionally, more and more throughout the novel, by talking, admiring, and opening up. Huck, coming from a very disturbing background, never truly experienced a loving relationship in any area in his life. Even when the chances come along, he holds himself back because of previous experiences of pain and hurt. At the end of the novel, Huck finally allows himself to open up to relationships with friendship, family love, and his admiration in others. He finds a “brother” in Tom, a “friend” in Jim, and he admires Mary Jane. Throughout Huck’s journey there is one person that is always

present in his life, Jim. When Huck is going down the river Jim is always with him and Jim stands by him life a “friend”. At the end of the novel, when Huck goes looking for Jim, who was captured, he has to go to the Phelps’s farm. There Huck is mistaken for Tom Sawyer and stays with Aunt Sally, and Uncle Silas. When staying there he tries to come up with a plan to rescue Jim so he can be a free slave. Later, Huck meets up with Tom Sayer who was coming to visit his Aunt and Uncle. Throughout this whole fiasco Jim listens to exactly what Tom and Huck say, even though some of the things that are “necessary” for a prisoner to do are ridiculous. Jim just thinks they are white people and therefore they must obey unquestionability. Their plan however backfires and Jim is back

into the custody of the Phelps. Even when Jim has the chance to act like he knows Huck he doesn’t. Therefore saving Huck from his identity becoming revealed. This would make the farmers mad and maybe put him in danger. Throughout this escapade Jim stands by Huck like a true “friend” and never doubts him for one second. Huck on his part tries to do everything in his power to set Jim free. The relationship between Jim and Huck is strong and this is shown through the actions and words expressed by both characters. Jim treats Huck as a friend by caring for him and listening to his ideas, even though some are “out-there”, he trusted him. Huck cares for Jim as shown in his dedication of trying to free Jim, and the many times he didn’t turn Jim in as a runaway slave. For

example, when Jim had disappeared Huck was filled with worry and this showed that he cared for the safety of his “friend” Jim. Without this give and take their relationship wouldn’t be strong. This relationship shows how two people, one white and one black, one young and one older, from two totally different worlds, can bond together and make a long journey down the Mississippi River. This shows how Huck opens himself up to Jim, and finds a new friend. There are many different family relationships in the world around us, such as that between brothers/sisters, sons/daughters and their parents. Huck experiences a big brother to a little brother relationship (In which Tom is the big brother and Huck is the little brother). Throughout the novel Huck asks himself “is this what

Tom would do?” The connection between Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is very strong. Huck tries to act and do everything in the likeness of Tom. When they were discussing how they were going to rescue Jim, Huck suggested a plan and Tom then suggested his. Huck not wanting to argue with Tom decided to go along with his. Even though Tom’s plan was more difficult and unnecessary, it seemed more adventurous. Even when Tom suggested more and more things, Huck would disagree and say you couldn’t go without it. Huck looks up to Tom and tries to do everything he does, and incorporate what Tom would do in his own life. Even at times when Huck is right about something he will hold back in order to avoid conflict with Tom. Like any sibling relationship it shows how Huck follows his