What Is Happening?
Huck's Thoughts on Reuniting with Jim
What This Means?
Given the Time Period....
We also see the growth of friendship and love between Jim and Huck in this chapter. At the very end, Huck reunites with Jim and both men are very excited to be together again. This shows that both consider each other more than just acquaintances. Jim and Huck share a mutual love for one another, despite the difficult circumstances put in front of them. As shown in Douglas' description of America during this time, America is grossly racist society. Huck and Jim's unconventional relationship uncovers how Huck's sense of moral responsibility outweighs his responsibility to the racist laws of society. Huck chooses Jim's love over following the rules because Jim is no longer a runaway slave in Huck's eyes, but is instead his only real family.