During the “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” The main character Huck is on the run with a slave named Jim. During their long journey together, Huck bonds with Jim. During these several events Huck learns that Jim is equal to him.
In the early events of the book, Huck and Tom Sawyer disrespect Jim like every one else. Only when Huck is on the run from his Pap and Jim from his owner Miss Watson does Huck start to realize how He and Jim aren’t so different. Later on, as slave hunters pass Jim and Huck’s raft. Huck doesn’t turn Jim in and hides him instead. At this moment I could tell Huck is starting to have feelings for Jim.
Huck apologizes for his mistakes as well. When he accidentally hurts Jim, Like when he crashed the raft, he says sorry. One time Jim tells Huck how he regrets how he once treated his daughter. Huck is suprised because he never really knew slaves could have sorrow for their actions. More and More, Huck starts to treat Jim like a person.
Huck not only realizes Jim is human, he realizes that Jim is not as dumb as society portrays slaves to be. On the raft, Huck and Jim have intelligent conversations about King Solomon and the French language.
After all these things huck learns, he is faced with abandoning Jim and going to heaven, Or sticking with Jim and going to hell. After some long self reflection, Huck concludes that Jim is his equal and would rather go to hell than make Jim a slave again. Huck cares so much, he even endures Tom Sawyer’s long plan to free Jim. Jim then proves to Huck he is a good person by risking his freedom to save Tom Sawyer’s life.
So after his long journey, and after jim is freed, Huckleberry Finn learns not to judge another person by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.