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The Battle of Huck In Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn Huck faces the dilemma of embracing the discriminatory ideology of the South as he simultaneously combats his inner consciousness Searching for a better way of life both Huck a freedom seeking youth and Jim a runaway slave set off downriver Along the way they encounter many obstacles Their initial association eventually blossoms into a steadfast friendship bypassing the practices of a racist society leading Huck to support Jims escape Originally Huck sees Jim more than less as a slave During this time period slavery is incredibly strong in the South In the eye of southern whites blacks are the bottom rung Their acceptable place in life is to serve and meet the everyday needs of the Anglos merely property and nothing more It is this common belief which influences Huck and helps to shape his relationship with Jim As a slave Jim seems to be some what of a play toy to Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Their respect for him as a person is scarce The two are first portrayed in the book playing a practical joke on Jim Although Huck mildly protests such antics he still persists with the trickery As a result of their pranks Jim creates an elaborated version of the event claiming to have seen witches and the devil According to Huck this gives Jim a great arrogance when around other blacks Jim is most ruined for a servant page 16 Consequently Huck continues to view Jim as a slave but a slave at the higher end of the spectrum Jim may be a slave but to Huck he is more respectable than most As time passes Huck develops an appreciation for Jim viewing him as a friend not a servant The first instance where Huck truly demonstrates his concern is when Jim confesses that he has runaway Guilty conscience and all Huck promises to reveal the secret to no one
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