Huck decides to act on his morals rather than be held captive by society; Huck believes that he has to act in the best interest of Jim and does not consider what society believes is acceptable behavior. By stating that he will “go to hell,” Huck reiterates what he promises Jim in the beginning- that he rather be a “low down abolitionist”; these statements combined supports his feelings to protect Jim from society. When Huck and Tom get back to the house, Huck states, “...it don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no
it portrayed moral courage or simple lawlessness. As well as how Mark Twain cleverly conveys that to us readers. To begin, Huck escapes the cabin his father had locked him away in by sawing a hole in the wall he also takes all the food and anything else he thinks might be of use to him or towards his journey and hides it all in a canoe he discovered earlier. Hastily while Huck’s father is still gone he kills a pig and spreads the blood all over the house to make it seem as though it killed him and set out to Jackson’s island where he discovered a live campfire while in search for food. This lead Huck to search for others on the island as he soon realizes he was not alone.
Naturally, as his bond with Jim cultivates, Huck unknowingly treats him as a human. Through Huck’s sensibility, he states, “It didn’t take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn’t no kings nor dukes at all … I hadn’t no objections, ‘long as it would keep peace in the family; and it warn’t no use to tell Jim, so I didn’t tell him” (Twain 125). Correspondingly, Huck gains a consideration for Jim and his personal feelings, which he expresses nonchalantly through motley aspects of their journey. This also shows how his aspects of racism are changing; he starts to believe people are people, no matter
Throughout Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s struggle with moral alignment is continuously present. Huck faces the emotional implications of acting against the beliefs of the times as he aids Jim in escaping slavery. Though he offers assistance to Jim, Huck constantly battles with the idea of turning him in. Through this constant struggle Twain creates a contrast between morality – one’s own set of individual moral values, and moralism – the sets of moral values enforced by others. Raised in the Jim Crow south by the slave-owning Ms. Watson, Huck has been brought up on a very specific set of moral values.
This is significant because it shows readers how Huck is still struggling with finding that a black person could be kind. Although they have created a bond and have learned how to cope with each other, this excerpt shows readers that Huck still struggles to find the morals he truly believes in. It also shows readers that Huck says Jim is white to justify his disbelief that Jim is a kind
Huck is shoved back into the suit of a lifestyle he wants no part of, and through indirect characterization, it is made known that Huck feels confined by the social expectations of civilization and wishes he could have a simple, carefree life. He views his life as a natural struggle for freedom. He cannot grasp the importance of study, much less sitting up straight all the time. He does not understand why people limit themselves to this. This struggle is present throughout the novel and creates an important thematic image of natural, free individualism contrasted with the expectations of society.
Everybody has someone in his or her life who teaches him or her how to be a better person. Throughout the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses Jim, a slave, as a source of symbolism for Huck’s maturity. First, Jim teaches Huck about what it truly means to be civilized. Next, Jim shows Huck about the value of family. Lastly, Jim teaches Huck about racial inequality and how to accept people.
Jim won 't ever forgit you, Huck; you 's de bes ' fren ' Jim 's ever had; en you 's Yash 2de only fren ' ole Jim 's got now.” (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn page 213) This one experience really stuck with Huck and made him determined to help Jim become a free man. Another factor in which Huck grows throughout the novel is in his decision making. In the novel, some men approach the raft looking for escaped slaves. As they approach the raft, it seems as if Jim is about to be caught. However, Huck thinks of a plan and when the men ask if they can look in the raft, Huck responds
Though Huck Finn was not a religious individual, he was still able to make good decisions with the morals he developed through his journey. For example, when Huck and Jim came across a wrecked ship boarded with robbers, Huck could’ve escaped away and left the robbers to die but Huck’s morality development steps in and decided that he can not be a murder himself. He instead goes to shore and sends the ferry watchmen to check out the wreck since he believes that “it ain’t good sense (and) it ain’t good morals” to leave the robbers on the wrecked boat and let them drown to their deaths (69). This clearly shows that without religion, Huck was still able to understand the value of a life. That even though the robbers were criminals, leaving them behind to die would make him no better than murders.
This shows that even though he faces the of a memory of parental abuse or even extreme religious oppression from Mrs. Watson, he still cares for them. Nevertheless, Huck expresses that he continues to care, even though he dislikes the discomfort he endures during his time with