Moral Development In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Although there are many speculations as to what the narrative The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is about. It is easy to see the simple truth that it is a story about a young man who embarks on a journey and comes to find his own personal moral values and grow up a bit. Through the events that led up to Huck’s moral development and the things that allow him the opportunity for personal development. The book adventures of huckleberry fin is a depiction of the development of a character morally corrupt by society. Heavily influenced by those around him and not his own ideas. Into one with personal values reflecting his own morals and not those of society or the people who raised him. Raised without room for moral growth Huck is influenced heavily…show more content…
They create a “moral environment of total depravity, a state of affairs so bleak one could genuinely wonder whether ‘sprouts’ could ever blossom” (“The Moral Power of Jim: A Mencian Reading of Huckleberry Finn” 110) These two environments teach nothing of moral values or to become a free thinking individual that makes decisions based on personal values and not those of the corrupt society around them. At the end of the first section of this narrative Huck escapes his father and sets out to fake his own death he even goes to great lengths to make it look like he was murdered Twain writes "I took the axe and smashed in the door-- I beat it and hacked it considerable, a-doing it. I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the axe, and laid him down on the ground to bleed-- I say ground, because it was ground-- hard packed, and no boards." (125) showing the desperation of a boy that would go to great lengths to escape the bonds of his abusive father by doing this it shows that Huck feels constrained by the previous mentors in his life and decides to rid himself of their influence all together. Taking his first step of the long journey too becoming morale educated. Due to the reality that his previous “environment seemingly holds out no opportunities of growth or development.” (“The Moral Power of Jim: A Mencian Reading of Huckleberry Finn” 110) Huck is now on a journey where he will learn moral lessons and begin to create his own values through the self-refection on the events and people around
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