Jim: Characterization

Chapter 30 By Victoria Ebner and Jackie Henigan

"We reckoned the n___stole it!" (Twain 220)

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Jim's Absence

Jim's absence in the argument is probably due to all of the talk about slaves between the duke and Huck. Jim probably feels offended by the stereotype of slaves that the duke is describing so he doesn’t talk much even though he probably wanted to stand up for himself. In refrence to Jim's absense, it can be infered that "because of his racial identity in a racist society, Jim always remains more confined than Huck does" (Infobased Learning). Douglass voices, " It is admitted in the fact that Southern statute books are covered with enactments forbidding, under severe fines and penalties, the teaching of the slave to read or to write” (Douglass para. 7) which creates a context to the reader.