The setting of the book is in the pre-Civil War South and one of the main characters is a black man. As we know black people in history are all slaves due to the discrimination. The most well know theme in The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is racism and slavery. In the book the character Jim is a slave, he escaped from Miss Watson because he wanted to prevent being sold again as well as the separation of his family. Jim ‘s escape showed his desire of freedom, he wants to be truly free from his body to his soul, therefore he works hard to obtain freedom for himself and his family. The author use Jim showed the humanity of slaves. Another theme in the book is morality and Ethics. Huck met Jims who is a slave that ran away from the owner. Trough out the journey Huck learns that they really aren’t that different. Huck treated Jim differently from the rest of society, he treated Jims as a friend who is equal to him rather than a black slave. Huck’s attitude towards Jim showed morality.
Conflict: Internal: An example of internal conflict is when Huck is trying to decide whether he should turn Jim in or keep on helping him get to freedom. Huck was taught that helping slaves, befriending them, and even socializing with them was a wrong thing to do. He is now stuck on whether he should do what society thinks is right and turn back in Ms. Watson's "property" or go with his conscious and help Jim to freedom because he is just like any other person in the world. He learned to view Jim as a person no property.
External: when the conman sells Jim to a farmer, and tells him that Jim is a runaway slave and there is a reward price for whoever that finds him. Now Huck has to find a way to get Jim out of that situation without him getting sent back to St. Petersburg and still help him get to freedom.