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Huck and Jim's Relationship

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Kuba Olczyk

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Slaves During the Time Period of Huckleberry Finn
slaves were very common
treated like animals
men had the more skillful jobs
amount of labor was the same for both men and woman
slaves were allowed to have families, but owners had ultimate control on what they did with their lives
mothers and their children were often separated
Society in Huckleberry Finn
what society believes is right and what Huck believes is right contradict each other
Huck does not want to be civilized
Huck believes in slavery and considers the idea of ownership valid
his friendship with Jim is more important than Jim's owner's ownership over him
The Relationship Between Huck and Jim
Changes from when they meet to later in the book
"Doan' you 'member de house dat was float'n down de river, en dey was a man in dah, kivered up, en I went in en unkivered him and didn't let you come in? Well den, you k'n git yo' money when you wants it; kase dat wus him."
Racism
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xiqmtz_huck-finn-revisions-renew-debate-over-racism-free-speech_news
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Huck and Jim's Relationship
By: Kailei Diss, Taylor Relue, Vanessa Venderley, Kuba Olczyk
Beginning of Huckleberry Finn
Huck views Jim as only a simple slave
Chapter 2
"Jim was most ruined, for a servant, because he got so stuck up on accounts of having seen the devil and being rode by witches."




Chapter 8
"Well, I did. I said I wouldn't, and I'll stick to it. Honest injun I will. People would call me a low down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum-but that don't make no difference. I ain't agoing to tell."
Huck:
Huck:
Changes from morals of society to what's right
Huck and Jim's Relationship on the River
Progresses into a great friendship
Huck begins to trust Jim a great deal
Jim becomes Huck's father in a sense
Chapter 9
"It's a dead man, Yes indeedy naked too... Come in, Huck, but doan' look at his face-- it's too gashly."
Jim:
"I didn't look at him at all. Jim throwed some old rags over him, but he needn't done it;"
Huck:
Racial Division
Slavery
Whites had life so much better than blacks and were very racist towards them
Connected to Huck and Jim
Whites and Blacks have separate drinking fountains, restaurants and more
Whites referred to blacks as the "N" word
Jim and Huck show a how racism doesnt affect their friendship
Whites and Slavery
Shows how gullible Jim was
Chapter 43
Jim:
Chapter 33
Huck:
"All right; but wait a minute. There's one more thing--a thing that don't know but me. And that is, there's a n***** here that I'm a trying ot steal out of slavery--and his name is Jim-- old Miss Watson's Jim."... I know what you'll say. You'll say its dirty low-down business; but what if it is?--I'm low-down; and I'm agoing to steal him, and I want you to keep mum and not let on."
Shows how much Huck cares for Jim
Chapter 16
Jim:
"Pooty soon I'll be-a-shoutin' for joy, en I'll say, it's all on accounts of Huck; I's a free man, en I couldn't ever ben free ef it hadn;t ben for Huck; Huck done it. Jim won't ever ever forgit you, Huck; you's de bes' fren' Jim's ever had; en you's de only fren' ole Jim's got now."
Chapter 16
"Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de only white gentleman dat ever kep' his promise to ole Jim."
Jim:
Amendments
Emancipation Proclamation
13th
14th
15th
Reconstruction
Civil Rights Act
Public Transportation
Civil Rights Act overturned by Supreme Court
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