Moral Conflicts In Huckleberry Finn

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Throughout the story, “Huckleberry Finn,” the main character, Huckleberry Finn, faces an abounding amount of moral difficulties. On the path of escaping his abusive, drunk father, he crosses into the next main characters direction. Huck Finn meets his sources from all the moral crisis from the story. Huck was presented to the runaway slave named Jim. Jim slipped away because he overheard his slave owner deciding to sell Jim to another plantation, away from his wife and kids. Jim tells Huck this, with the desire to buy his family out of slavery. Huck, knowing it is not fairly possible, allows Jim to come along with his adventure. During this time on the raft, floating down the Mississippi River, Huck's moral development advanced greatly from protecting Jim with white lies, making decisions that can ruin his own life along with his friend’s, as well as the moral development improved Huck and Jim’s relationship greatly.…show more content…
Huck had to make a various amount of lies and decisions to keep Jim safe. In the light of conscience and morality, “Huck’s inner conflict is not the conflict of a conscience. A representative of a conventional morality, with sympathy (or of the heart) as a force of nature.”1 As for an example of morality decisions, as the pair slid up into the bank of the river, Huck runs into a couple of slave hunters. The slave hunters mention that they’re looking for a runaway slave by the name of Jim. 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
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