Huck has a moral crisis and comes up with a clever lie. Huck advises the slave hunters that it is, in fact, his “Pap” suffering from the smallpox outbreak. Afraid of the disease, the slave hunters don’t object that Huck's “Pap” is on the raft and they go a different route of capturing the slave. Huck has bundles of views and a strong conscience. In the long run, Huck has risked his life for a black slave because of the moral development of his
Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
Huck struggles to see the good in society because everyone he has ever lived with has not seen his great potential, he wants to be free of societal pressures which proves to be a hard task. Jim on the other hand is not a free man he is a slave, therefore freedom is very important to him. He has been a slave for many years and gaining his freedom will prove that he is a person and deserves to be treated like one. According to Huck, “...whoever saved [Jim] would send him back home so as to get a reward, then Miss Watson would sell him [for] sure.” Huck is beginning to realize that Jim is a human being and things that society has told him might be wrong. He is pulling more and more away from society’s beliefs and gaining a little bit of freedom each time.
In Black Boy, Richard Wright leads a difficult life, yet he is able to persevere through it. Richard has an independent personality that protects him from getting betrayed, but his stubbornness causes him trouble to adapt to a better life. His superior intelligence gives him an advantage over others and makes him think about the future more than others, but they mistreat him for it. Because of his high intelligence, he shares a different moral of equality that makes him stand alone against the whites. The unique personality and beliefs of Richard Wright, like his stubbornness to change, lead to a life of isolation that caused his actions to deviate towards conflict pushing others away.
Douglass states that he does not know the reason why he decided to stand up for himself. However, his self esteem and value most likely increased subconsciously as an outcome of his education on slavery. After the exhausting altercation, Covey showed a sign of defeat for the first time. Covery did not punish Douglass for the insurrection and stopped trying to whip him for the rest of his ownership. If he punished Douglass it would be a confession of his failure to break a slave, his reputation would be ruined.
Jim teaches Huck how it is wrong to trick people, but he also helps Huck learn how it is wrong to think negatively of other people simply because of their race. Huck does not think that Jim has the same feelings as a white individual, but Jim being upset causes Huck to learn that an African American does not enjoy being fooled, just like a white person. Through this quotation, it is also seen that Huck believes that he previously was superior to Jim. Huck says that he ‘humbles’ himself to Jim as if Jim is below him. Huck, through Jim's reaction, learns how someone's race does not determine who they are as a person and also that race does not make someone superior or inferior to someone else.
Brother cannot fathom the reality of having an abnormal sibling. Brother uses his pride as a way to help Doodle succeed, but Brother only did it because of the embarrassment and disappointment that Doodle is. In James Hurst’s, The Scarlet Ibis, Hurst insinuates that pride is controlling Brother when he thinks to himself, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride whose slave i was…” (Hurst 218). In the quote, Brother is taken over by his selfish pride. When brother says, “that pride whose slave I was” he implies that he is being controlled by pride and only doing things for himself rather than for the significant people in his life.
In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, the character Atticus Finch is different from the other men of Macomb in many ways. One major difference is him displaying positive qualities not seen in Macomb's other men. It can be argued that Atticus represents a new concept of masculinity because of his personal qualities. There two are qualities that strongly support this argument; Atticus is respectful to all people and he does not do the daily tasks that the other men do, although some people argue that his behavior is only because he is under pressure to set an example for his kids. Atticus one of the few respectful characters in To Kill A Mockingbird which sets him apart from the other Maycomb men.
However, ignorance does not require hard work as education does. Ignorance allows individuals to remain in their comfort zones. Furthermore, Education opened Douglass’s eyes to the reality of his injustice as a slave; thus, compelling him to action as he recalls, “In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity.”(Douglass, 2014, p.133) Education caused Douglass heartache. While attaining his education benefited Douglass, he could not relate to his fellow slaves. The fellow slaves had the ability to remain content with their current state of being since it was all they had ever known.
Their bond would not have occurred as quickly on the mainland as it did on the river. This is because of the stereotypes of a relationship between a white boy/man and a slave. On the river there is no judgment of who they are, Huck treats Jim as a human and gives him respect while Jim is thankful and respectful towards Huck because of his willingness to help him escape slavery. In some ways, Jim has become a father figure to Huck in his life. Huck’s father Pap is a drunk and overall terrible human, while Jim is a respectful man who does not try to steal Huck’s money and just wants