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11.9.2005 Jim o Presented as a slave and a father o Jim is a lot bigger than Huck but is in a subservient position o Huck feels as though he should turn him in but doesn’t because they are friends o Huck has a human impulse to look at Jim as a friend o Slavery corrupts parenthood o Fatherhood is socially approved role which is a model for society o Jims family is his motivation to get free and buy his family back Their slave family is “invisible” o Huck responds to the sympathy and compassion from a father with stolen children Responds with a “mighty good nigger” Only way society gave Huck to describe a slave Dehumanizes Jim and doesn’t recognize him as a father o Pg202- Twain tries to get the reader to respond to Jims humanity Tom o Understands all the social conventions and manipulates them for his own amusement o “Artist”- interested in manipulating them for amusement o Robber gang Community of boys based on Toms reading of adventure novels
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