Huckleberry Finn Argument Analysis

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The difference between inherited principles and conscience is the fact that principles are taught to be something that should be of great value to every individual. A conscience is shaped by their own cognitive development. Social environments tell you what is right and wrong through their perspective, and many learn this as fact—after all, mutual agreement and following what others do create an organized, uniform, and more structured society. Conscience is sometimes stronger within certain people than with others. Sometimes an individual finds their conscience telling them a certain law or action is wrong. We know this is conscience because it is the presence of an individual’s separate thought, apart from everything they learned from what…show more content…
He chooses to take action on things that are his own beliefs, despite them being untested with no consistent pattern to them. Much like society, he is immature and follows what his friend does without any real evidence that he knows what he is doing. Huckleberry Finn should be analyzed and read because it hints that racism is caused by a culturally-shaped racial bias and influenced by the ignorance of one’s conscience and blind inheritance of the principles of a given social environment. The effect of social environment on an individual’s viewpoint can be shown through dividing views throughout regions; this can be demonstrated through fiction and real-life studies. An example could be the sense of superiority, which has been proven to differ in different countries due to cultural differences. A study conducted by Charles D. Board of Stanford University in 2016 analyzed race relations and how they differ in different societies. The study found that North Americans specifically are strongly influenced by social and cultural norms. Often times these social norms are displayed through the celebration of independence, self-reliance, and succeeding independently. Westerners have demonstrated substantial needs to see themselves in a positive aspect and even score far higher than the theoretical average on the self-esteem
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