Jim helps Huck develop greater character changes throughout the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. In the story Huck learns a lot of lessons on how to grow into a better and more trustworthy friend. Jim helped him throughout the story to show him a different side of life, and how everyone is different and they grow in different surroundings. Jim and Huck both grew in maturity with their life, and wanted the best for one another. Huck finds out a new identity for the world as he grows later on in the story.
During the book, Huck hasn’t really experienced what life really was and what you might encounter during times that just come out of anything. Jim is someone that you might call strange and unexpected. When Huck and Jim were together on the island and going down the river, Huck was mainly giving orders to Jim, but on occasion he didn’t. The reason why Huck was giving orders more often was because that was the environment that he had grown up around. As time goes on he begins to realize and understand how a black man has been treated throughout life and starts to respect him more and more by who he actually is. When Huck was deciding whether to tell Mary that Jim was with him, “ It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a slave; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterward, neither” (Twain 92). Huck was scared to what was going to happen if he would tell Miss Watson, but he overcame it very well.
In the beginning of the novel, Huck has a very immature lifestyle. He doesn’t care what he does wrong, he doesn’t listen to his family, and he gets in a lot of trouble. Miss Watson yells at Huck for the littlest things, like not sitting up straight, “Then she told me about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there…all I wanted was a change” (Twain 2). Huck was a different person than a lot of the other kids his age. Huck thinks that everyone that doesn’t follow him in actions is...
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