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Thread #59418 Message #3871283
Posted By: Rapparee
12-Aug-17 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Au contraire, mon vieux Bee-Dub! It is in the last half of the book when Huck truly realizes that Jim IS a real person. Remember, Huck says, "Well then, I'll GO to hell!" about freeing Jim and thus achieves his own status as a human being as well. Tom Sawyer makes Jim a stereotype again AND fails to tell anyone that Jim is actually free and has been for soon time. Tom fails, not Huck. Huck can't understand all the stuff Tom gets going (pie plates out the window with scratching on them, "Here a poor lonely heart busted," etc.). Huck realizes Jim is another human being, Tom is the epitome of the romantic Antebellum South.