This can be noticed throughout the book and in the three scenes talked about before because the white characters in the book often times make irrational comments about slaves that relate to what they are doing themselves. Twain’s use of irony the scene about Huck being upset with the fact that Jim would steal his family back if he had too, shows that Huck did not think Jim should be able to and was not deserving enough to have his own family. This shows the greater truth of slavery because even though Huck likes Jim, he did not agree with Jim’s want to have a free family. The scene where the Duke, the King, and Huck are categorizing slaves as thieves, when they themselves are thieves shows the greater truth of slavery that slaves were categorized into certain types of people, even though it was not true of all slaves. The scene were Tom says that he would hang a slave if they were ungrateful and ranaway shows the greater truth of slavery that if a slave disobeyed, they deserved death.
One example of this is when Huck comes into conflict with both himself and society when he is debating with himself whether he should turn Jim in and become “washed clean of sin” or to go against societies norms and not turn Jim in. After, Huck tears up a note he was going to send to Ms. Watson about Jim and decides “All right, then, I’ll go to hell—and tore it up” (214) Huck, at first, had made his action based off the standard of Ms. Watson and the cultural standard of society that slaves are looked down upon and are inferior to whites. However, as Huck spends more time with Jim, he realizes that Jim acts very similarly to whites as Jim “cared just as much for his people as white folks do.” (155) Although Huck was at first confused about how slaves could have this reaction towards their family, he eventually reckons that Jim and other slaves are like whites. Although Ms. Watson and Widow Douglas, Twains depiction of 19th century society, has made Huck’s vision of a stereotypical slaves/ African poor, Huck looks past this and sees that slaves can act like whites. Despite of Huck’s young age and lack of education, through experience Huck had looked past the cultural norm of slaves.
Besides the understanding that he will never get free again, the main reason that caused him to rebel against slavery was the shock after his father's escape to the North and his mother's death. These events together with the fact that he has no right to his life contributed to Nat's visions and dreams that reassured him of the mission that was designed for him. Thus, he waited for a next sign, and once a black spot appeared on the sun in 1831, Nat considered it as a signal to kill all white people which resulted in the bloodiest and most violent revolt of slaves. The book ended with the death of many people, both slaves and whites, whose blood color was the same. In this way, the author shows to which extent the society and the rules existing in it cause its members to commit murders and to calmly perceive the designed division and how those principles might lead even to a person's
Although, Huck had a choice to return to Widow Douglas, he decides that faking his death will free him from being “sivilised.” On Jackson Island, Huck finds Jim, Miss Watson’s slave, who has run away to avoid being sold to the South. Huck and Jim spend some time on Jackson Island, where Huck starts to acknowledge Jim’s humanity. Their initial goal is to get to Cairo, a slave-free city, where Jim will be able to start working and buy back his family from slavery. However, Huck and Jim face many obstacles, such as the steamboat destroying their raft and being split up. When Huck and Jim leave after Buck Grangeford’s death, the moment where Huck realizes that life and society is brutal and violent, they find themselves stuck with the Duke and the King.
Huck labels this moral development as a result of his poor upbringing and rejection of society. Viewing Tom through Huck’s eyes, even the idea of helping a fellow person in trouble is completely negated as society deems it not “okay”, his astonishment visible when he says, “Well, I let go all holts then, like I was shot. It was the most astonishing speech I ever heard - and I’m bound to say Tom Sawyer fell, considerable, in my estimation. Only I couldn’t believe it. Tom
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
Injustices continue throughout the world and for decades slavery was one of the historical injustices in America.. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain introduces a young, savvy boy, Huck, who questions the practice of slavery among a society full of brainwashed adults. Huck does not want to be civilized so he covers his tracks escaping the adults in his life, and befriends a runaway slave named Jim. Jim flees from his owner, Miss Watson, because he worries she is going to sell him. Jim and Huck share their stories and develop an interesting relationship during their adventures.
In the story the idea that helping a slave will hurt his reputation is shown when he says Tom helping him would “…make himself a shame, and his family a shame…” (Twain 236). If Tom helped, he would be shaming his family, thus Huck helping Jim would hurt his reputation. Towards the end of the story Jim is captured, but Tom and Huck help him escape. However, Tom was shot as they were escaping, so Huck get a doctor to help him. The doctor needs help with Tom, so Jim risks his freedom to help.
Huck starts as an ignorant boy who goes off into the world to escape his wicked father and proxy mother (very realistic) and ends as… a slightly less ignorant boy who goes off into the world to escape his kind proxy mother. This topic is most controversial due to a moment of massive development in chapter 31. To set the scene, imagine Huck’s new African American has been sold for money and Huck is conflicted about whether or not it is right to try and set him free, as it is (in his limited estimation) against the religion that he has been taught as ‘Jim’ (the name of the slave) is property. Huck has written a letter to the owner of Jim and is debating whether or not to send it. The book reads, ‘“All right, then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up.’ Huck decided that he doesn’t care if it’s wrong, he doesn’t care if some unknowable God is passing judgment upon him.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir struggles to cope with his inaction during Hassan’s rape. Overwhelmed with guilt, Amir devises a plan to get Hassan and Ali dismissed so they would no longer be a constant reminder of all the times Hassan had protected him and his failure to do the same. The guilt of betraying Hassan burdens him for years, and even after he and Baba move to America, he carries the weight of his actions with him. However, after he accepts Rahim Khan’s request to rescue Sohrab and bring him to safety, Amir strives to leave behind the selfishness and cowardice he had previously succumbed to. Amir progressively begins to forgive himself for his injustices towards Hassan as he recognizes his evolution from a coward to a brave and selfless man.