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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Huck and Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Word Count: 1,055
Everyone needs someone to care about them Usually a person relies on their family to fill that role Besides caring a family member offers many other roles A family provides for relies on teaches and protects one another A family member also teases plays jokes and gets mad at each other Regardless of the type of relationship two family members have they are there to care for and guide one another Throughout the story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain the two main characters Huck and Jim go through many situations with only each other to rely on They show the love hate and other emotions that are dealt with in being a part of a family even though they are not biologically related Huck and Jim provide the qualities of a family member as if they were born into the same family Regardless of the way society will look upon him Huck helps Jim escape from slavery Slavery is banned in some states but not in St Petersburg where Jim is a slave Jim runs away from St Petersburg hoping to escape from slavery Even though slavery is taught to Huck as being correct Huck would rather help Jim be free Huck has the opportunity to turn Jim in when men are out hunting for runaway slaves From a distance they can see the raft that Jim is on Huck almost turns Jim in but then lies and tells the men that the man on the raft is his father with smallpox and they shouldnt go near him The men believe Huck and leave Huck saves Jim and his future Jim protects Huck from seeing things that a boy at Hucks age should not be exposed to As Huck and Jim are floating down the river on their raft they came across a tilted over house In the house Jim finds a dead body that has been shot Before Huck could
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