In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain places Huck Finn in many situations that cause Huck to change his identity. Each of Huck's identities comes with a different situation. From dressing like a girl to being a young child whose family is fighting smallpox, Huck's mindset never changes. Each situation shares the same simple answer. . . to protect Jim.
The first situation is when Huck Finn etends to be a girl whose name is Sarah Williams. According to this quote, " by-and-by she dropped onto Pap and the murder, and then I was pretty willing to let her clatter right along, " Huck Finn is a victim of a murder. However, this change in Huck Finn's identity allows him to go into town and gain information about himself and Jim. Everything Huck Finn learns will help him protect Jim.
The next situation occurs when Huck and Jim are sitting on the river. Two men approach Huck and ask him if he has seen any run away slaves. Using his cleverness, Huck suddenly comes up with a great plan to protect Jim. Huck pretends to be a young boy whose family is fighting smallpox. The two men want nothing to do with the contagious family. Therefore, Huck keeps the two men from capturing Jim.
The last situation is when the Grangerford's hear Huck outside their home. Luckily, Huck's cleverness kicks in again and he pretends his name is George Jackson. Just like before, Mark Twain reveals to the readers Huck's protection over Jim.
In every situation where Huck Finn changes his identity there is one simple reason why Huck risks his life. . . to protect Jim. Jim's presence to Huck is more than a friend, it is the presence of the only true father figure Huck knows. In each...