Jim's compassion in Huck Finn

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Throughout all of his adventures Jim shows compassion as his most prominent trait. He makes the reader aware of his many superstitions and Jim exhibits gullibility in the sense that he Jim always assumes the other characters in the book will not take advantage of him. One incident proving that Jim acts naive occurs halfway through the novel, when the Duke first comes into the scene “By right I am a duke! Jim’s eyes …

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…through anything. Even in the beginning of the novel when Tom tries to persuade Huck to pick on Jim, ... “Tom whispered to me and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun...” but fortunately, Huck uses his best judgement because he knows that he must not play a trick on Jim. While Jim goes a tad overboard with his wild superstitions he nevertheless creates humorous scenarios showing himself innocently picked on for his gullibility.