The Role of Jim in Huckleberry Finn
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When most African Americans were depicted as fools, superstitious, ignorant and idiotic, Twain dares to initiate a diverse characterization in Jim, who, from being a humble servant, goes up to be the savior of both boys, traveling the distance with ease and kindness.
“He embodies all the qualities—loyalty, faith, love, compassion... 156042 Jim is the black character of the American white world in Huckleberry Fin of Mark Twain, when blacks were almost invisible. As the story was set in an earlier decade, when the slavery was still unrepentantly rampant, especially in the South, it was a masterly act of ambition to impress upon America the...