No matter how the society formed back in nineteen century, most of the people start to recognize the toughness of slavery. Lots of them try to treat good slaves as the way they should. From the perspective of implication, the book starts with Huck detest Bourgeois civilization enlightenment and social tradition. As the plot developing, more social problems expose by Mark Twain. Huck escapes from the society and goes back to the nature where he sets himself at the same level as the slave Jim. Outside from the boisterous world, Huck abandons the tradition and pursues freedom. Not only Huckleberry but also other people notice that Jim is a good person. In the very end they speak up for Jim. “because he ain’t a bad nigger.” (304) The doctor recognizes Jim as a good person and repeats the quote for two times. Contrast occurs between social concept and inherent summon. “I never see a nigger that was a better nuss or faithfuller” (305) Nigger, a pejorative term, used by the doctor. However, he regards the term as a regular address. He shows his positive attitude towards Jim when he uses nuss and faithfuller to describe Jim. The doctor has just met Jim for a short time while Jim’s behavior impresses him. Mr. Twain uses implication of sarcasm to show how stupid the unequal slavery was. The inhumane treatment towards slaves should be condemned.
As Tom accedes to the plan saving Jim, he realizes the brutal slavery and worries about his prank would threatens Jim’s freedom. Tom, a naught boy, loves jokes and adventures. Nevertheless, worrying about Jim’s safety makes him “dropping his smile and looking surprised” (307) It is a tragedy that people consider a random black as the runaway slave. In the opposite Tom’s other reaction shows his worry and respect towards Jim, “Tom rose square up in bed, with his eye hot, and his nostrils opening and shutting like gills, and sings out to me” (307) Tom also defaults Jim should not endure the chain of slavery. It shows the ruthless of slavery in another way.
The relationship between Huckleberry and Jim contributes to different perspectives of themes, especially the one with self conscious and slaves. Mark Twain wrote the book right after a special historical event, the abolition of slaves. Interestingly, their acts as a major element which connects highly with the slave theme. Although Huck worries about Jim’s trail, he does play a horrible prank while Jim’s demeanor demonstrates totally different emotion. As a young boy, Huckleberry shows his childishness by tricking others. It might seems like a little childish trick. Indeed it shows the society condition that race problem raises to a climax and whites automatically thinks they are superior than blacks. Jim, In the opposite aspect, represents some one who goes through the boundary between black and white. Currently, the most important thing in his mind is the friendship between him and Huck. “When I got all wore out wide work, en aid de calling’ for you.” (184) Jim tries so hard to find Huck. He cares so much about Huck’s situation. The fact that Jim extremely cares about Huck’s safety formed a contrast with Huck’s careless prank. Even though as a slave, Jim has a series of abundant affections. “I did’ k’yer no’ mo’ what become er me en de raf’”(184) When Jim knows that Huck saftly goes back, he says “I’s so thankful.”(184) Nevertheless, Jim shows his dissatisfaction eventually, “En all you wuz thinkin’ ‘bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie.”(184) He probably also can’t get rid of his social class because of the historical background. He won’t think about Huck treat him well. But he trusts Huck as a friend as the reason he concerns about him a lot. Huck feels really sorry and sad about Jim as he says, “It made me feel so mean I could almost kissed his foot to get him to take it back. “ (184) When Huck shows his apology to Jim, the author probably tries to show people that the real conscious come from people’s heart when they are away from the sick society. Human nature leads Huck to his regret which has no interaction with social atmosphere.