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Even though the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written as a sequence to the other famous Twains novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer it is anything else but a childrens book Filled with social racial and religious problems this novel will rather exhaust the children than entertain them The title of the novel reveals undoubtedly who the main character of the novel will be - Huck However sometimes people tend to confuse the term character with the term hero probably because in most of the stories poems or novels the main character is the hero Nevertheless Mark Twain breaks this common pattern of writing by making Jim the true hero of the novel The runaway slave shines with his courage nobility of motives and pureness He is ready to sacrifice and risk his life for the sake of the others Jim is the example that Huck follows the person who cares most about Huck and protects him and the person who helped the boy grow up into a well-rounded human being The action in the novel takes place shortly before the Civil War when the issue of slavery was widely discussed Zwick In order to escape in such uneasy times when runaway slaves were killed or brutally punished one must posses extraordinary courage andor noble aim And that is exactly the case with Jim He had never before considered the idea of running away but when I he hear ole missus tell the wider she gwyne to sell me him down to Orleans Twain 50 he takes the bravest decision in his life - to escape and free his relatives In this way he will no longer be forced to worry about whether he will see his family again His only wish and motive in this moment is not his own well being but the future of his family Jim is the person who cares the most about Huck and is the ideal
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