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Moral Dilemmas In Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a first-person story about a boy who starts out in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, in the early 1800s. Huckleberry Finn, or Huck, embarks on a journey where he deals with many moral dilemmas, and questions whether his own morals and those of society are ones that he wants to continue to believe in. These same morals are tested continuously as Huck befriends Jim, a runaway slave that he meets. He also sheds his old selfish morals, focusing on his own well being and instincts of self-interest, and eventually rejects the previous morals taught by society and implements his own. We can see the growth and change in Huck’s personality through three main events. The first is during the period at which he is staying with Widow Douglas, where we can see where he started, his initial morals and beliefs. The second is when he meets Jim again, and decides not to turn him into the authorities. The third is at the river, when…show more content…
We can see the growth and change in Huck’s personality through three main events. The first is during the period at which he is staying with Widow Douglas, where we can see where he started, his initial morals and beliefs. The second is when he meets Jim again, and decides not to turn him into the authorities. The third is at the river, when Huck has a clear chance to turn Jim in and maybe get some reward money, but he decides not to. These same morals are tested continuously as Huck befriends Jim, a runaway slave that he meets. He also sheds his old selfish morals, focusing on his own well being and instincts of self-interest, and eventually rejects the previous morals taught by society and implements his
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