The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

why is huck surprised that jims cares so much about his children?

why is huck surprised

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Huck is surprised that Jim cares almost as much about his family as a white person would. I think Huck simply has never gotten to know a black person. He has been taught to regard them as slaves, even sub-human. Huck is quickly learning that Jim is more "human" than anyone he knows.