Huck leaves the boat feeling guilty for thinking of turning him in, yet he’s still convinced that he has to do it, so he goes and continues on his way. He runs into two slave catchers, who ask to check the boat, which would’ve been the easiest way for Huck to turn him in. However, Huck feels obligated to protect Jim, and convinces the slave catchers that it’s his sick father in the boat, evading the capture of Jim. In this moment, Huck starts to question the ideas of society, thinking to himself, “What’s the use you learning to do the right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain 't’ no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?” (119). What he’s known to be right doesn’t seem right to him anymore, and he’s starting to question his own moral compass.
When Huck asks Jim why he has runaway from the Widow, he explains how he had overheard Miss Watson debating on whether or not to sell him and separate him from his family. Now that he is a runaway his only wish is to be free from slavery and it’s icey chains. While the two of them are traveling down the river they feel a sense of freedom. The nature surrounding them helps them achieve the freedom that they were seeking not only physically, but mentally also. They are unbothered and able to do as they please on the raft which would not be possible if they were traveling by land.
MAturity allowed Huck to find himself and understand what he morally wants. We come from seeing Huck enjoy and find racism as a daily task to becomming outraged at the sight of his dear friend Jim becomming locked up. || Huck(whom is a teenager) who is morally developing, also very inteligent and even wealthy (like 6k). But he dosnt conform and will loose some of that to not become part of society, or will he mature even more and become a very imfulencal man. (Dunno about this, need extra proof)) It comes down to him risking everything about himself, even his own death to leave society.Huck Heads back to the wild again, nothing seems to be good enough for him yet he still gives out bad (still maturing and we cant epect that out of a
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain is a tale of a young man growing up in the time of slavery and his struggles with the society in which he lives. Twain helps the reader see the development of Huck’s conscience . From the very beginning of the tale Huck is at conflict with how he is being told to dress and behave to what feels right to him. Through his relationship with Ms. Watson, Pap, Jim, the con men and robbers and Tom you can tell Huck is conflicted with the morals of the white society on the Mississippi River. He feels that he needs to help Jim to freedom , although Jim is the property of Ms. Watson, the behavior of the other characters in the story all show shortfalls into their beliefs.
Although he understands the laws of society, he struggles to understand the reason behind the laws. This is obviously portrayed through Huck’s continuous friendship with Jim, a runaway slave. He know that society would expect him to turn Jim into the authorities, but his own moral code stands in the way of what society views as “right”. While speaking to Jim, he talks to him as if he were his equal when Jim confides in Huck. After Huck promises that he will not tell anyone about his whereabouts, Huck says, “Honest injun, I will.
This scenario exemplifies how Jim had to degrade himself to reach his goal of being free. I believe that Huck noticed the humiliation that Jim was faced with when he had to wear ropes and a wanted sign around his neck. This scene could have sparked a changing thought in Huck 's head that allowed him to see what a human has to endure in order to meet his family and live a normal life, free of shame. This is also the first time we see two random people support abolitionism. I found it appalling that they would fabricate a scenario to save Jim.
If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend. Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim bond closely to one another, regardless of the fact that they belong to different ethnic groups. Huck, a coming-of-age teenage boy, lives in the Southern antebellum society which favors slavery. At the beginning of the book, Twain claims that “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; and persons attempting to find a plot will be shot” (Twain 2). Ironically, through his experiences with Jim, the uncivilized Huck gradually establishes his own moral beliefs, although sometimes struggling against the influence of society. In the opening chapters of the novel, Huck’s nonconformity to his corrupted
Mark Twain and Charles W. Chesnutt wrote about many similar topics that were based in the 1800 's. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain and The Passing of Grandison by Chesnutt are examples of this. The themes of these two stories tie together by the way that the main character is a boy trying to figure things out on his own, the two boys are traveling through most of the story with a slave, and both stories have an ironic twist dealing with the slave that they travel with at the end of the story. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn or Huck for short is the main character. He comes from a background of not having any parents and because of this he is very independent.
He faces an abundance of problems like whether he should turn in Jim ,since that is what they we thought to do if they see a runaway slave, or if he should stick with him as he is the only friend he has since he has no family, and is basically homeless. In addition Huckleberry learns more about himself and society going thru these adventures. Mark Twain creates symbols for the river and the raft, as source Overview of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn points out, “The river, symbolizing the power of nature and the inevitable passing of time, is what the raft, and the story, moving” meaning that the river is what propels the