The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why does Huck try to deceive Jim with the dream story? Is this deception the same as the one Huck and Tom play on Jim at the beginning of the novel? Does Huck trick Jim because of the color of his skin?

Chapter name: Follin Poor Old Jim

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The next morning, Huck awakens and luckily manages to catch up with the raft. He finds Jim asleep and wakes him up. Jim is glad to see him, but Huck tries to play a trick on Jim by telling him that the events of the night before were just a dream. After some convincing, Jim starts to interpret the "dream." After some time, Huck finally points out the leaves and debris left from the night before, at which point Jim gets mad at Huck for playing such a mean trick on him. Huck feels terrible about what he did and apologizes to Jim. Tm is slightly more malicious than Huck so no Huck's joke is not the same. I don't think Huck's joke has to do with race more than Jim being prone to superstition. Huck finds this funny in almost an endearing way.



I think the prank Tom and Huck play on Jim in chapter two is rather mean. The whole candle and money thing is more humiliating to Jim than funny.