The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

what aspects of jim's character are revealed in chater 23

chapter 23

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Huck comments that he is surprised to find that Jim is almost as concerned about his family as a white person. This prevailing attitude, often invoked to justify breaking up slave families, is something Huck is beginning to overcome. Jim's touching story about his daughter Elizabeth, in which he hits her for not obeying him, is a powerful indication to Huck that Jim is in fact more concerned about his children than Huck's father ever was about him. Jim becomes a man that transcends color and Southern morals. He is a good man and an empathetic man who loves his family.