Books and Movies Reviews

Huck Finn

I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.The book had it’s ups and downs.It was a little slow, but it had a lot of great details.Sometimes it was hard to understand some of the characters when they were speaking because they were “talking” in that old southern slang.Jim was the hardest one to understand, “Dah, now, Huck, what I tell you?–what I tell you up dah on Jackson islan? I tole you I got a hairy breas’ en what’s design un it; en I tole you I ben righ wunst, eh gwinter to be rich agin; eh it’s come true heah she is! Dah, now! doan’ talk to me–signs is signs, mine tell you; en I knowed jis’ ‘s well ‘at’ I ‘uz gwinter be rich agin as I’s stannin’ heah dis minute!” (Jim; 432)A lot of his speech is broken.But overall I wouldn’t say that the book is one of the better books I read, but it was worth the time I took reading it.
Through out the book, although it was hard understanding him, Jim was my favorite character.Jim has a very loving heart.He would go out of his way, risking himself, to help another person.Jim also had this simplemindedness about him.He seemed so innocent most of the time.He generally didn’t argue or get in any fights with anyone.At the end of the book we find out that he had hid Huck’s father’s death from him. When they were on Jackson Island they saw a house floating by on the river and they paddled out to it and Jim found Huck’s dad’s dead body and he covered it so Huck wouldn’t know.He did that so that Huck didn’t get upset.And when they were going down the river in the raft during the nights they would take turns doing watch.Alot of the time Jim just took Huck’s watch too. “I went to sleep, and Jim didn’t call me when it was my turn. He often done that.” (Huck; 231) Another instance of Jim’s warm heartedness is when Tom got shot with a bullet in the leg,!
and the doctor was trying to fix his leg.After the incident the doctor stated, “…so says I, ‘I’ve g…