Good And Bad Decisions In Huckleberry Finn

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In the story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we meet a young troubled boy named Huck who hates authority and wants to be a free spirit. Through his adventures he makes some good and bad decisions, a recurring bad decision in the book is Huck lying over and over again. You could look at the various times he lies as a good or bad decision depending on the situation he lies in. A key good decision in the book is when Huck decides to stop being selfish and think about Jim instead of himself by saying “All right, then, I'll go to hell”(pg 179). The other main character who befriends Huck is Jim, Miss Watson's slave. Jim and Huck are both anti-heros because they have both made some good and bad decisions. Huck is an anti-hero because he lies constantly throughout the book, eventually starts to feel empathy,; and Jim is also an anti-hero …show more content…

Jim confesses to Huck that he hit his daughter for no good reason he then explains how he didn’t mean to hit her but he did; Jim apologizing doesn’t make up for what he did to his daughter and doesn’t make it go away he did it and now has to live with it. “En wid dat I fetch’ her a slap side de head dat sont her a-sprawlin’.”(pg131) What makes Jim so good is that he stands by Huck throughout the whole story even when Huck played tricks on him, or got him into trouble he never left Huck. Jim didn’t have to tell Huck about what happened with his daughter, but he did which showed us a darker side to Jim which also leaves open if he has ever does this or anything bad like this again. Jim could have just left Huck when they first met on Jackson island but he didn’t we wanted to help him to survive which really shows what a good guy Jim is considering what Jim endured with Huck. Jim is a good guy but him hitting his daughter and any other incidents like that are what take away from him being a hero and define him as an

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