Huck Finn's Moral Growth In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view..until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"(Lee 30).In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, his environment and the hardships he faced forced the narrator and main character, Huck Finn, to mature quickly. Such. The decision he made to runaway has found himself in a relationship with Jim, a runaway slave. His relationship with Jim facilitated Huck’s growth morally and through that moral growth he begins to cognitively question the morals of society.
Huck’s moral growth is started because Huck has a strong moral compass that tells him right from wrong. This growth was caused by the setting being the south during slavery and his want for being morally good. The first strong example of this is when Huck says, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterward, neither. I didn’t do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t done that one if I’d ‘a’ knowed it would make him feel that way”(Twain 97). Huck begins to show his moral growth by getting out of the mindset of treating blacks wrongly. Huck realizes he has hurt Jim’s feelings and apologizes to him just like would to anyone else.To him color does not matter; he just knows he moraly does not want to be mean because he feels compassion. Huck is being ripped apart by what he thinks is right versus what conforms with society