The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

what is jim's sense of his own self worth

in chapter 8

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JIm is an escaped slave so others, whites, would base his worth on money. Jim relates that he overhead Miss Watson telling the widow that she was going to sell him down the river for a good sum of money. To avoid being sold, Jim ran away, and has been hiding out on Jackson's Island. Jim thinks he and his family are worth more than money and is willing to take a chance on freedom.