Essay on Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnJim runs away for his family, so his kids might have a brighter futurenot for himself but for his family. While not even liking Tom, Jim risks thedream he had for his family by helping save Tom’s life. Jim also shows love andgoodwill as kind of representing a father figure to Huck. Jim has not beengiven all the freedom of the white man but he will unselfishly give to all withno prejudice.
Jim represents love and symbolizes true goodwill to all.Jim is symbolic with love in the whole story. While Huck and Jim aretraveling down river Jim tells Huck why he is running away. It is not all forhis own freedom it is more for his wife and his children. In this one instanceJim is risking his life to possibly find a better way for someone he loves. Anact such as this is an unselfish act that could possibly be rewarded with death.Most characters wouldn’t give unselfishly such as this. This is truly acharater that is trying to do good and make the best of a bad situation, not forhimself but for others.
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer were planning to free Niger Jim. He wasowned by Tom Sawyer’s aunt and uncle. Before Tom arrived to his uncle’s farmHuck was already there and he stopped Tom before the Phelpses saw him.
Tom hiduntil that night when they planned to break Jim out. But being the one forexcitement that Tom was he derived a plan that would for sure get them caught.He left a note on the Phelps’s porch that something was going to happen. AsHuck and Tom freed Jim Mr. Phelps fired a shot and it hit Tom but Huck and Jimdidn’t realize it until they got to the boat and floated to the island. On theisland, they decided to leave to leave Tom while Huck went to get a doctor andJim got away. But when the doctor arrived Jim was watching Tom. Jim sacrificedhis freedom to help someone who he really didn’t like.
Jim symbolizes lovethroughout the story, not just in this one instance.