Huckleberry Finn and his close relationship to Jim.
During the novel "Huckleberry Finn," the role of Huck's father was temporarily taken upon by Jim, a slave. Growing up with Tom Sawyer as a leader and mentor, Huck never learned how to be his own person, and what was right from wrong. Although Miss Watson tried desperately to civilize young Huck, nothing could tame his wild spirit and need to be free. Only the qualities found in Jim could balance him out, focusing his vision and leading him in the right direction. Though near the end of the story, when Tom Sawyer is introduced into the narrative again, Huck seems to lose all the maturit…
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