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  • Times Jim
    538 words
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is a very controversial novel. Over the years there have been many articles and television specials that have challenged the book. One particular article, A Muddied Mississippi Misadventure, by Pat Conroy, says, Nigger Jim is the greatest Black man to ever walk the pages of an American novel (line 27). Conroy's statement is true. Throughout this book Jim exhibits the true humanity of a black man and demonstrates the influence that one can have on...
  • Jim And Antonia
    1,096 words
    My Antonia has been called nostalgic and elegiac because it celebrates the past. The inscription on the title page of My Antonia is a quotation from Virgil: 'Optima dies... prima fug it. ' This sentence, meaning " the best days are first to flee', helps incorporate all the elements of the novel I would like to discuss. It not only makes clear that Willa Cather will deal with memories of a glorious past, but also allows suitable basis to show how nature can change and affect a relationship. It al...
  • Jim's Ingenuousness Nature Huck
    964 words
    Throughout all of his adventures Jim shows compassion as his most prominent trait. He makes the reader aware of his many superstitions and Jim exhibits gullibility in the sense that he Jim always assumes the other characters in the book will not take advantage of him. One incident proving that Jim acts naive occurs halfway through the novel, when the Duke first comes into the scene 'By right I am a duke! Jim's eyes bugged out when he heard that... ' In the novel, Huck Finn, one can legitimately ...
  • Ashore And Turn Jim
    1,028 words
    Huckleberry Finn separates himself from the society he grew up in by running away, traveling down the river and spending time with a runaway slave. The morals of society do not sit well with him, although he believes that he should follow society's rules anyway. His feelings for Jim send his mind into turmoil. Throughout the novel, he reevaluates his actions and thoughts on the matter. This excerpt, occurring nearly halfway through the novel, shows how conflicted he is. It is an important turnin...
  • Descriptions Of The Jim's Environment
    555 words
    A Landscape of Emotions Being consumed by one's surroundings results in an impressionable experience. Taking a deep breath of fresh air, admiring a breathtaking view, and watching the sizzling sunset evoke emotions. Willa Cather effectively evokes emotions in the reader, in order to relate to the characters' feelings, by providing vivid descriptions of the setting, as well as through the reactions of Jim. From the start of the novel to the very end, descriptions of the Jim's environment reflect ...
  • Feelings Of Awe
    1,080 words
    Moody Landscape In the book, My Antonia (First Vintage Classics Edition, 1994), the landscape along with Jim's reactions to it helps us to feel all the emotions of the scene. His feelings of loneliness, sadness, awe and happiness are felt through his words and we can form a picture from the descriptions, adding to what we already know. He feels these emotions in the first few scenes. All because he wants a place to call home. The feelings we get when Jim arrives are awe with hints if loneliness....
  • Jim's Family
    451 words
    Long before the actual act of rebellion, the thoughts and the sentiment of rebellion linger in the soul. These thoughts and feelings continue to fester before they reach the fruition of deed. Throughout the course of an extended period of time the uprising stems its roots in the heart; the actual revolt takes place within one's self, long before one mounts a rebellious action. Teenagers tend to rebel against the authority within the home, school, peers or society. However, the root of the tensio...
  • Changes In Jim After Meeting Alena
    675 words
    In the story "Carnal Knowledge", by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jim is the main character who loves to eat meat. He would love nothing more than to enjoy a dinner of "Beef, mutton, pork, venison, dripping burgers, and greasy ribs". (1107) However, Jim's cravings for "Kentucky Fried or Chicken Mc Nuggets" were no match for Alena Jorgensen. (1108) Alena is an obsessive animal rights activist whom Jim met while laying on the beach feeling sorry for himself. When a person has feelings of depression and lo...
  • Huck Feelings Towards Jim
    641 words
    To turn Jim in, or not to turn Jim in, that is the question that Huck is faced with in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Whether it is nobler to protect a friend or to give in to the demands of society by ending a friendship. This novel portrays a period in American history where most Southern whites considered blacks as a piece of property. Huck, a white Southern boy, and Jim, a run-away slave, had a friendship that was inappropriate in society. During their adventurous journey,...
  • Nice Day
    1,029 words
    Driving through the dessert can be wearisome, fatiguing and all the things that you dread in a long drive. Not this trip, it was the new beginning, I was on my way to find myself. I had 14 hours to contemplate the reasons I was doing this. My friends said I was nuts, family said I was stupid. Let's see, nuts and stupid, um, O.K. I guess everyone has their own opinion. Its not really what I wanted to hear, but I could see their point. Yuma, Arizona, my hometown, lived there for 10 years, graduate...
  • Jim's Affection With Antonia
    1,696 words
    A psychoanalytical look into Jim^s search for a parent in contrast to the importance of the introduction. Willa Cather, "My Antonia". In ^My Antonia^ we notice there is more going on in this novel than just what is apparent immediately. Based on that assumption I made the realization that a simple regurgitation of facts would not be sufficient in order to explain the story behind the story. A psychoanalytical look at the characters will give a better understanding of action vs. intent of each in...

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