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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Comparison and Contrast Essay To turn Jim in or not to turn Jim in that is the question that Huck is faced with in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Whether it is nobler to protect a friend or to give in to the demands of society by ending a friendship This novel portrays a period in American history where most Southern whites considered blacks as a piece of property Huck a white Southern boy and Jim a run-away slave had a friendship that was inappropriate in society During their adventurous journey Huck would have to confront the consequences of protecting a run-away slave if he decided to give Jim protection Throughout this novel the relationship between Huck and Jim differs in and out of society because of Hucks feelings towards Jim These two adventurers had planned to leave the Mississippi and go North but missed their chance The river took them farther and farther South If Jim was caught he would be in big trouble If Huck didnt turn Jim in he would also be in big trouble Huck found himself battling with his conscience when he realized how close Jim was to his freedom I begun to get it through my head that he was most freeand who was to blame for it Why me I couldnt get that out of my conscience no how nor no way pg85 Turning Jim in would be difficult since he was a benevolent and amiable man It was not righteous that he should be hurt but if Huck helped Jim run away he would have to turn his back on his own people He would be saying slavery and everyone who believed in it was wrong Huck came to the decision to tell someone about Jim that will force him back into slavery
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