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How the passage conveys a theme Through vivid imagery situational irony and a powerful emotional sequence Twain gives the reader a memorable scene one which conveys a powerful theme Essentially we see Jim apparently a loving father not even knowing his own daughter he doesnt realize she is deaf and thus sends her a-sprawlin across the room when she doesnt obey his command of shutting the door It is situational irony a person supposed to know this little girl the best doesnt at all More importantly Twain crafts the scene in a way that makes the reader slow down when he reads it this is powerful as it allows the reader to focus on the vivid imagery of the scene We see Jim busting out crying grabbing his little daughter in his arms regretting his actions and repenting for his sins This imagery focuses on a major theme--Jim a slave has feelings too Thus in Jims narrative Huck begins to see that even though he is a slave Jim has strong familial ties and powerful emotions and this is possibly a turning point in the novel regarding Huck and Jims relationship Twain accomplishes all of this in a simple yet very emotionally powerful narrative Message it sends to Twains reader of 1884 Although slavery had been abolished by 1884 racism still existed By portraying Jim with feelings he was extremely sad and regretted slapping his daughter Twain suggests that African-Americans are completely equal to whites This is an eye opening passage and Twain utilizes a sad narrative to show the reader of 1884 that blacks are equal to whites--not just that they should be by law but that they really are and he uses Jims emotion to show this Message it creates for you today Dont judge a book by its cover Essentially this passage shows that even if you think you know someone you might not Thus do not
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