Morality In Huck Finn

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Everyone dislikes a part of themselves. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn emerges at the beginning with an inferiority complex due to his drunk and abusive father and an absence of authority. This causes him to live largely on his own and the streets where he does not have the opportunity to develop morality. The book begins in a town that sits near the Mississippi River called St. Petersburg. The story is set a few decades before the American Civil War. It is narrated by Huck and follows his journey down the Mississippi River to help Jim, a runaway slave, escape to freedom. Along his journey, Huck is faced with numerous moral choices, which causes him to question his morality and his society. In Mark Twain’s The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn evaluates himself to hold an inclination towards moral deviance based societal moral norms because of his dismissal of Miss Watson’s and the Widow Douglas’s moral lessons, his conscience debate over Jim, and choosing to help Jim escape the Phelps’ Farm.
Early in the novel, Huck evaluates himself as morally bereft. After finding a fortune of gold in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck is taken in by the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. The Widow Douglas restricts Huck as she tries to civilize him by teaching him the Christian faith: “The Widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how
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