Page 128. " Goodness sakes, would a runaway n***** run south? "

This is important to understanding the time period. Huck did not have a very good education and was seemingly underdeveloped. In this area of Arkansas there was a lot of discrimination and slavery. Due to the events happening in this section of the book Huck was questioning Jim and who or what he was. This realization shows the main reason why Jim is motivated by fear. It also shows Huck's thought process and the common language of this time and place.