January 22, 2013
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 10-15
|“‘Git up and hump yourself, Jim! there ain’t a minute to lose. |Even though the people are only after Jim, Huck says that they | |They’re after us.”’ (63.) |are after both of them saying “us”. The progression of Huck and | | |Jim’s relationship shows Twain’s satirical condemnation of | | |slavery because throughout the book while many characters are | | |racist, Huck moves past that and becomes very close with Jim. | | |Their bond is there regardless of the fact that Jim is a black | | |slave and Huck is a white 13 year old boy. | |“Mornings before daylight I slipped into cornfields and borrowed |Huck is having trouble with the balance of morality around him. | |a watermelon, or a mushmelon, or a punkin, or some new corn, or |He must cope with the laws of what is approved by society as well| |things of that kind. Pap always said it warn't no harm to borrow |as the opposite, the teaching of his father. This quote shows the| |things if you was meaning to pay them back some time; but the |balance of the two morals. Huck realizes that the law is not | |widow said it warn't anything but a soft name for stealing, and |always right. The open-mindedness that Huck obtains is what leads| |no decent body would do it. Jim said he reckoned the widow was |to Huck help Jim obtain his freedom. | |partly right and pap was partly right; so the best way would be |...