A journey sailing down the Mississippi River, escaping your past to find freedom, that brings two people from different worlds, come together. This is the story of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The relationship between Huck and Jim gradually change throughout the novel. This change was from learning to live with each other and dealing with each other's problems. Every thing that they have been through has made them who they are.
The beginning of Huck and Jim's journey is the beginning of their friendship. Jim starts out as Huck's family slave and basically had no relationship with each other at all, until they actually spend time with each other. For example, Huck says, "Miss Watson's nigger, Jim, had a hairball as big as your fist-(17). Huck's feelings toward Jim seem like how he feels about every other slave because of the fact that he calls him "Miss Watson's nigger". Jim and Huck don't even appear to be friends but just two people who are made to know each other. In addition, when they first start they journey, Jim finds Huck's Pap lying in a corner of a house dead, and he says, "It's a dead man, yes, indeady; naked too. He's ben shot in de back. I reck"n he's ben dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan" look at his face - it's too gashley"(50). Jim keeps this from Huck because he believes he should spare Huck's feelings. Their relationship is starting to grow and this scene shows how Jim cares for Huck by not telling him the truth that he doesn't need to know. Furthermore, during their trip down the river, Huck gets lost, but comes back and plays a little joke on Jim - "En when I wake up en fine you back ag"in, all safe en soun; de tears come, en I could "a" got down on my knees en kiss yo" foot I was so thankful"(86). Huck's disappearance is when their true feelings are expressed. Jim seems to worry about Huck not only as a person, but as a friend, too.