Though society told him how to act and what to believe, he continuously did what he believed to be right. There are three key lessons I believe to be leading causes of Hucks growth. The first lesson is how fallacious slavery was. The first important lesson that took Huck from boyhood to manhood, would be the realization that Slavery was inhuman. In the book, as seen in real life, slaveholders would make a profit, while the slaves were oppressed.
Many instances also influence Huck’s morals, particularly during the raft journey that will change his beliefs and morals. Although there are numerous instances where Huck’s moral growth can be seen, the individuals around such as Jim, will influence his moral growth greatly. Jim, a runaway slave, is the most influential individual when it comes to Huck’s moral development. During the beginning of the novel, Huck’s morals are primarily based on what he has learned from Miss Watson. Huck begins to become wary of such ideals that Miss Watson has imposed on him, and decided all he wanted “…was a change” (Twain 10).
Individual vs Society “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is largely an example of humanity 's struggle between societies morals and their own individual beliefs. Throughout the book, Huck goes through a roller coaster of trying to decide whether Jim is a human being or a slave. His development is back and forth through most of the book. Huck begins his journey by humbling himself to Jim. Their relationship evolves into a friendship.
Resilience is shown in both of these heroes, as they took on noble tasks, while knowing it was futile. However Attikus and Bhutto stilled tried to just make a miniscule difference in their society. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus took Tom Robinson case, and even he admitted that a all white in the deep south would convict a black man on sight. Even so Atticus said that if he didn’t defend Tom Robinson he “couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man”(Lee 104). This demonstrates Atticus resilience as he has been willing to fight a losing battle just to demonstrate his convictions; a non racist judicial system in Maycomb, Alabama.
Without his experiences as an escaped slave Frederick Douglass wouldn’t have been able to uses his experiences to help the persuade the audience of his speech as effectively as he did, and with his experiences it caused him to evoke more emotion as well. In addition, when frederick Douglass appealed to the logical side of why slavery needs to end the reasoning that he provided was very compelling. When slavery was abolished in 1865 Frederick Douglass was able to experience some of the freedom he fought for until he died in 1895, so his hard work was not for nothing, but people would continue to fight for equality for years to
In Chapter 16, when Huck sees Jim’s reaction to being near freedom, Huck describes his feeling as, “miserable”, “abusing”, “scorched”, and “die”. Although Jim is happy to face his future, Huck becomes burdened by societal beliefs and more importantly, his own moral values. For Huck, bestowing freedom to a slave is shameful and unethical; no different from one’s “property”. This also implies that Huck values the societies view more than his relationship with Jim. Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values.
Even while having been raised in this type of racist environment Huck realized he didn’t care what the “sivilized” people thought and he wanted to help Jim. It is also relevant because of the fact that there is still racism around today. It was more of a way of life in Huck’s time but today
Another reason showing Malcolm X as a modern prophet is because he told the immediate troubles. Malcolm once said, “Good education, housing, and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives. But while the Negro does not have these objectives, he is nobody.” Here, Malcolm X warns that if African-Americans cannot achieve these three goals, they will never be equal to the white man in society. Similarly, the ancient prophet Amos also told of the immediate troubles when he proclaimed, “Thus says the Lord: for three crimes of Judah, and now four - I will not take it back-because they spurned the instruction of the Lord, and did not keep his statutes; because the lies which their ancestors followed have led them astray, I will send fire upon Judah, and it will devour the stronghold of Jerusalem,” (Amos 2: 4-5). Here, Amos warns Judah that God will send fire upon it for its crimes.
John knows this is not his wife's fault and takes complete blame for his actions. Additionally, John wants to take the blame so he can pay the consequences for his sins and not get away with a heinous sin at the time. As you can see John isn’t the bad man everyone thinks he is, he shows the characteristics of a good man by showing regret to what he has done and wants to fix the situation and recreate his name as John
The Dred Scott Decision is one of the many examples that brought awareness to the issue of African American rights. Dred Scott became a very important individual in the movement as he attempted to sue for his freedom. His ‘master’ (as much as it pains me to say that word in terms of a human owning another human) had brought him to live in a free territory before returning with him later to Missouri, a slave territory. Scott, along with the help and support of several abolitionists, sued to end his slavery. They set their case under the terms that because Scott had spent time in a free territory he should therefore be deemed free.