Representing Jim 1885-1985

The character of Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the sources of much literary commentary. How successful do you feel Mark Twain was in creating the character of Jim? Does Jim seem like a real person to you?

Read though this site. It is literary commentary on how Jim is depicted in this text from 1885-1985. As you read and look at this website, note how the depiction of Jim changes. How do you think that Mark Twain would have felt about this changing view of Jim? Which picture is the most accurate?

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