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In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain the main character goes through a transitional period of his life Huck the main character travels on the Mississippi River where he comes across adventures experiencing the true elements of human nature and society as a whole The encounter of people incidents and situations that occur through out the novel force Huck to become a more mature character in the end Jim is one of the most influential characters on Huck Together Jim and Huck travel down the Mississippi and to Huck the raft seems to be the only safest place that brings freedom on which he can grow and experience life After Huck and Jim talk Huck learns things about Jim that he had never been aware of Jim has a family dreams and talents such as knowing all kinds of signs about the future peoples personalities and weather forecasting However Huck thinks Jim is a gullible slave He plays tricks on him like the rattlesnake event that nearly gets Jim killed It is at this point in the novel Huck still holds the belief that blacks are different from whites but it is the beginning of Huck accepting Jim as a human being Also Hucks conscience reminds him through out the novel that hes a low-down and dirty abolitionist for helping Jim run away from his owner All right then Ill go to hell represents the highest point in Hucks mature development He has decided to go against his conscience by freeing Jim and in doing so reject society While the society he has grown up in teaches that freeing slaves is wrong Huck has evolved to a point where he can realize that what he feels is right and that his own beliefs are better to those of society Getting lost in the fog while floating down the Mississippi River leads to a major turning point in the
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