Friendship and Loyalty

 Essay on Friendship and Loyalty

FriendshipВ & В LoyaltyВ В

TheВ themeВ ofВ friendshipВ andВ loyaltyВ isВ aВ veryВ mainВ oneВ throughoutВ theВ entireВ book. В TheВ bookВ showsВ countlessВ examplesВ ofВ friendshipВ andВ loyaltyВ fromВ startВ toВ finish. В NotВ onlyВ isВ thisВ shownВ throughВ theВ relationshipВ betweenВ HuckВ andВ JimВ butВ alsoВ betweenВ mainВ charactersВ andВ minorВ characters. В ThroughВ theВ growingВ friendshipsВ andВ bondsВ betweenВ characters, В especiallyВ HuckВ andВ Jim, В itВ displaysВ howВ essentialВ strongВ bondsВ betweenВ peopleВ canВ be. В В

RightВ fromВ theВ veryВ beginning, В HuckВ andВ JimВ forgeВ anВ almostВ instantВ bondВ thatВ provesВ theВ effectsВ thatВ aВ strongВ relationshipВ brings. В AfterВ HuckВ andВ JimВ bumpВ intoВ eachВ otherВ onВ theВ island, В theВ themeВ ofВ friendshipВ andВ loyaltyВ isВ shownВ almostВ instantly. В " IВ catchedВ aВ goodВ bigВ catfish, В too, В andВ JimВ cleanedВ himВ withВ hisВ knife, В andВ friedВ him” (58В­59). В ThisВ showsВ theВ benefitsВ toВ havingВ aВ partnerВ withВ whomВ toВ shareВ work. В HuckВ andВ JimВ helpedВ eachВ otherВ outВ withВ whateverВ theВ otherВ needed. В InВ thisВ case, В JimВ neededВ Huck'sВ helpВ forВ foodВ resourcesВ otherВ thanВ berriesВ andВ HuckВ neededВ Jim'sВ companionship. В LaterВ on, В HuckВ showsВ hisВ loyaltyВ towardsВ JimВ byВ protectingВ himВ fromВ beingВ foundВ andВ sentВ backВ toВ Ms. В Watson. В AВ littleВ whileВ later, В HuckВ isВ facedВ withВ hisВ biggestВ conflict. В HeВ hasВ toВ decideВ ifВ heВ wantsВ toВ turnВ JimВ inВ orВ toВ protectВ himВ evenВ thoughВ thisВ couldВ causeВ problemsВ forВ himВ ifВ heВ isВ caught. В HuckВ isВ onВ hisВ wayВ intoВ townВ inВ aВ canoeВ whenВ hisВ isВ stoppedВ byВ twoВ menВ withВ gunsВ onВ aВ skiff. В " AnyВ menВ onВ it? ”В

" OnlyВ one, В sir. ”В

" Well, В there'sВ fiveВ niggersВ runВ offВ toВ­nightВ upВ yonder, В aboveВ theВ headВ ofВ theВ bend. В IsВ yourВ manВ whiteВ orВ black? ”В

" He'sВ white” (138). В

ThisВ wasВ Huck'sВ chanceВ toВ doВ whatВ heВ wasВ planningВ toВ doВ inВ theВ firstВ place, В ratВ outВ Jim. В ButВ inВ

theВ end, В Huck'sВ loyaltyВ toВ JimВ winsВ andВ HuckВ continuesВ toВ keepВ JimВ aВ secret. В AfterВ thatВ theВ twoВ menВ wantВ toВ goВ checkВ itВ outВ forВ themselves, В butВ HuckВ continuesВ toВ lieВ forВ JimВ andВ tellsВ themВ itsВ...