Huck decides to act on his morals rather than be held captive by society; Huck believes that he has to act in the best interest of Jim and does not consider what society believes is acceptable behavior. By stating that he will “go to hell,” Huck reiterates what he promises Jim in the beginning- that he rather be a “low down abolitionist”; these statements combined supports his feelings to protect Jim from society. When Huck and Tom get back to the house, Huck states, “...it don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no
After the duke and king have just made a fake handbill and turned Jim in for a forty-dollar reward, Huck is left furious, but begins to ponder the situation and feels guilt for his choices in aiding Jim thus far, even though his instincts have told him to do so the whole time. Some of his naivety is still present when he decides to write a letter to Miss Watson revealing Jim’s location as a way of giving himself a reprieve of the guilt. However, after realizing that the relief is only momentary, Huck is back to square one. From the start of this passage and from the start of the novel, Huck’s narration represents a search for his own conscience and identity. As seen in this passage, that identity is formed in his attempts to make moral evaluations that he believes are right, despite the pressures of ever-present societal codes.
it portrayed moral courage or simple lawlessness. As well as how Mark Twain cleverly conveys that to us readers. To begin, Huck escapes the cabin his father had locked him away in by sawing a hole in the wall he also takes all the food and anything else he thinks might be of use to him or towards his journey and hides it all in a canoe he discovered earlier. Hastily while Huck’s father is still gone he kills a pig and spreads the blood all over the house to make it seem as though it killed him and set out to Jackson’s island where he discovered a live campfire while in search for food. This lead Huck to search for others on the island as he soon realizes he was not alone.
Naturally, as his bond with Jim cultivates, Huck unknowingly treats him as a human. Through Huck’s sensibility, he states, “It didn’t take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes at all … I hadn’t no objections, ‘long as it would keep peace in the family; and it warn’t no use to tell Jim, so I didn’t tell him” (Twain 125). Correspondingly, Huck gains a consideration for Jim and his personal feelings, which he expresses nonchalantly through motley aspects of their journey. This also shows how his aspects of racism are changing; he starts to believe people are people, no matter
As it’s debated by the boys whether it would be fair to take Huck since he doesn’t technically have anyone to kill, Huck gladly offers the name of Miss Watson, as he becomes desperate to not get ruled out as a potential member. This incident shows that Huckleberry Finn was one immoral and apathetic person when the novel started with no conscience or remorse whatsoever. He had no regard for anyone else’s life and was willing to sacrifice someone else for his own immaterial gains. So this was the height of his transgression phase and this is where his journey towards a higher moral path
Through others and himself, Huck shows signs of maturity. He is empathic, comforting, and caring throughout his adventures. Huck accomplished lots of deeds: helped return the money to the girls, comforted Mary Jane and Aunt Sally. Huck felt sorry for the king and duke for being tarred and feathered and protected Jim. Huck has made some mistakes and lied to the watchman, king and duke, but it was all done with the right intentions and attitude.
This shows that even though he faces the of a memory of parental abuse or even extreme religious oppression from Mrs. Watson, he still cares for them. Nevertheless, Huck expresses that he continues to care, even though he dislikes the discomfort he endures during his time with
In the novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain conveys the theme that deception is normally considered immoral but can be considered justified in certain circumstances. One instance of justified deception is illustrated in Chpater 16, when Huck lies to the slave hunters by telling them that his Pap, not Jim, has smallpox and should not be seen by anyone. By informing the slave hunters that his Pap has an contagious disease, Huck discourages the slave hunters from checking the raft, thereby preventing Jim from being captured and potentially killed. Huck’s lie can be jusified because Huck’s lie protected friend, Jim, while being harmless to anyone else. On the contrary, in Chapter 24-28, the Duke and the King’s attempt to con the Wilks family in order to get their wealth is hardly justifiable due to the fact that the sole reason was to benefit themselves at the cost of the innocents.
Huckleberry Finn is ashamed to be labeled as an abolitionist and is willing to forgo his own beliefs and his only friend in order to be accepted.Huck’s transformation is the pinnacle point of the novel. Jim is appearing to be sold by Dauphin and Huck has lost all hope. He is feeling guilty because he sinned and stole someone's “property,”thus he writes a letter exemplifying where Jim is and who owns him at the moment to Dauphin. He writes this letter in order to be able to pray because Huck is feeling very alone and he feels that God is the only one with him. Huck reflects on the written