Brotherhood in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huckleberry Finn – Brotherhood

” Batman and Robyn are the ultimate dynamic duo….”, In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Twain describes a “Batman and Robyn”, like relationship that is formed by two of the main characters, Jim and Huck. Mark Twain brings the characters relationship to life with descriptive details of their attitudes and feelings towards each other. Jim, a fleeing slave, and Huck, who fakes his own death, are on a crusade for Freedom from different individual struggles. Throughout their journey they undergo many incidents that construct their relationship to become a treasured togetherness. Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, reveals Jim and Huck as individuals growing together to mold a relationship which is extremely valid throughout the novel.

Jim’s relationship to Huck endows devotion, sensitivity, and brotherhood. Jim cherishes Huck as if he was his offspring, and presents Huck with the possibility of seeing him as a guardian. Throughout the novel Jim proves to be protective and caring as a father would be. Jim and Huck come upon a floating house boat, where they inspect the findings of a decease man on board, “Come in, Huck, but doan’ look at his face” (Twain 50). Jim doesn’t want Huck to stare at the dead man’s face, which is a clear example of Jim shielding Huck from the ghastly sight. This also indicates Jim is concerned about Huck’s response to the dead body and he uses a protective father portrayal to indicate this. One more significant illustration of the sprouting relationship between Jim and Huck is the amount of emotion Jim shows when he believes that Huck is gone forever. Huck performs a horrible prank on Jim, by pretending that he never was separated from him which contrasts with Jim’s parental disposition , “Heart wuz mos’ broke bekase you wuz los’ en I didn’ k’ yer no mo’ what become er me en de raf” (twain 86). Jim is overcome with joy at the site of Huck, he begins to weep. Jim feels that Huck has taken advantages of his trust and friendship and Jim decides to confess to Huck that he would give anything up for him including his life, despite the fact that Huck is on opposing sides of society.

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