Examples Of Selfish Behavior In Huckleberry Finn

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Feeling guilty shows a person’s awarness of social criticism which is related to social control. In the The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , individuals feeling guilty is a major component of society. During his trip on the Mississippi river, Huck thinks he is committing a sin by opposing society and defending Jim. On the river Huck meets some men searching for runaway slaves, Huck creates a story about his dad having smallpox on the raft. The men are scared of catching smallpox and give Huck money and instruct him not to let people know that his dad’s sick when searching for help. Once the men leave, Huck admits, "I knowed very well I had done wrong, and I see it waren't no use for me to try to learn to do right” (pg69). Society’s norms make…show more content…
Examples of selfish behavior are depicted in the work force. People in the business world have minimal consideration for the prosperity of their coworkers, or much concern for the social feeling that we recognize as important. Many business practices are literally established on the rule that a superiority of one employee can only develop from the drawback of another. Employees are not repremanded for such conduct even though there is a obvious cruel intention behind it. Daily business habits that convey self interest and lack social feeling towards others contaminate society in general, making it difficult for people to pursue their conscience in the civilized way they desire. Even the people with good motives are forced to, under the constraints of the business world, defend themselves to the best of their abilities neglecting morality. Society usually neglects the fact this personal protection includes damage to another person. This constant practice of making decisions for selfish reasons that is encouraged by society’s work force deforms people’s decision making skills, making them more immoral. Self interest is the giving into social pressures in order to survive in

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