Huck is appalled by Jim's want to free his children. Huck still looks at slaves as less than people and more like property. Huck starts to question whether it is okay for him not to turn in Jim, because he thinks of Jim as a thief. This helps to satirize slavery because it is ironic that Huck doesn't think that Jim deserves to have his own children. It speaks of how people didn't think of slaves as people but more like livestock.