Mark wrong thing, while his instinct pushes

Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is a novel about the relationship between an African American slave, Jim, and a young white boy, Huck as they travel down the Mississippi River. The story starts with Huck escaping his hometown to seek adventure while aiding a slave named Jim to freedom. After Huck impersonates his death and encountering Jim, he promises not to tell that Jim is a runaway slave. During this quest, Huck portrays the leadership role to help Jim to freedom. Twain uses the concept of archetypal hero to show how Huck is Jim’s unwilling hero throughout the story.      While Huck and Jim are on their quest down the Mississippi River, Huck is always setting out to do the right thing which makes him Jim’s unwilling hero. Huck, who is very hesitant to show his hero qualities throughout the whole novel, puts lots of thought into his actions. The river in the story is like the “heavens” for the characters while Huck and Jim portray the “wilderness” role. Huck faced many challenges along the way that assisted him in finding freedom for Jim and always tried to do the right thing for Jim. Shortly after Tom and Huck had scared Jim, Tom whispered that he wanted to “tie Jim to a tree” as a joke. Huck began to feel guilty about what he had done to Jim and did not want to cause any harm to Jim. While Huck pressures himself for doing the wrong thing, while his instinct pushes him to do the right thing which portrays the unwilling hero in him again. Another instance when Huck helped himself and Jim get farther down the river, Huck said: “I won’t let no runaway niggers get by me if I can help it.”  During these instances, Huck tries to convince himself that he was actually doing the right thing by helping Jim.”They went off and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low; because I knowed very well I had done wrong, and see If warn;t no use for me to try to learn to do right… then I thought a minute, and says to myself, hold on; s’pose you’d ‘a’ done right and giver Jim up, would you felt better than what you do now? No says I, what’s the use you ain’t no trouble to do wrong.” Huck began to feel guilty about lying for having Jim on the raft with him which was illegal and had trouble with himself trying to see the good in what he had done for Jim. 

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