The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Contrast the romantic views of king Huck and Jim's view at the beginning of chapter 14

Difference between their romantic views?

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

Jim starts telling him that Solomon was one of the most foolish men who ever lived. Jim comments that any man who had as many wives as Solomon would go crazy, and that the notion of chopping a child in half in order to figure out which woman is the rightful mother is plain stupid. Jim remarks that the issue was about a whole child, not a half a child, and Solomon would have shown more respect for children if he had not had so many. Huck tries to explain the moral lesson Solomon was trying to teach, but Jim hears none of it. Jim's view of this situation is of course much more practical than romantic.