It would be hard to argue that Huckleberry Finn is not a mischievous novel. However, in classifying the novel that way, the temptation is to create an overly simplistic binary relationship between Huck and society. However, though Huck is in many ways an outsider, he does not resist establishing himself within various people. Huck is a loner at times, but he needs people too, and he is open to spending a little time until something happens. This realization is important in studying Huck's moral decisions since his awareness of contingencies is bound up in his sense of his surroundings.
Though he truly desired and strived for a more pleasant life, the tools available to him growing up are exactly what caused his troubles. Rejecting his environment through solitude and alcoholism, he succeeds only at excluding himself before others could, drinking to forget before anyone remembers, and quitting before getting a chance to fail and regret. Henry’s actions reveal a paradoxical strive for escapism through practices that are evocative of and indeed endemic to his unforgiving environment. In the beginning, the young Henry ha optimism in life and his dreams and actions depicted this positive mindset. In that early, the writer shows that Henry subscribed to the concept that one chooses to thrive or fail.
It is often said the right way is not always the popular way. Standing for what is right, despite it being frowned upon, is the true test of one’s moral character. This relates to the moral growth that Huck Finn experiences throughout his journey. Mark Twain’s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. One’s moral development is often defines as how one will act towards others based on his or her own beliefs.
Huck is also guided and taught by the runaway slave, and Huck’s best friend, Jim. Throughout the novel, Huck is challenged to look within himself and make good judgement that will affect himself and the people around him, and he gets better at doing this throughout the novel.In the beginning of the novel, there are many examples of Huck being immature and not thinking of anyone except for himself. For example, Huck’s best friend Tom Sawyer starts a gang called the “Tom Sawyer Gang.” The gang was planning on commiting crimes such as theft and murder. The members did not want Huck to be a part of the gang simply because he did not have a family for anyone to kill. When they tell Huck he would not be
Abner Snopes tells his son that he has to be loyal to his family or he is going to end up alone. This cause a dilemma for Sarty because he was to be loyal to his father, but he wants to do the right thing with the court of law. The development of the character changes was gradual and obvious to the reader. When Sarty saw De Sapin maison represents a better life. Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules.
When confronted with an ethical decision, why do humans continue to opt for the decision with negative consequences and moral failure? Humans are on a lifelong quest for true happiness, because the choices we make are usually far from the perfect, moral standard. American author John Steinbeck attempts to answer these questions and explain humanity’s struggle with choice in his novel East of Eden. East of Eden illustrates humanity’s struggle with good and evil throughout several complex characters and their interactions with each other. In the novel, Steinbeck seems to conclude that no one is simply blessed enough to inherit a solely good or solely evil life - that it is one’s own choice that defines oneself and allows for one to be established as either good or evil.
Several occurrences happen during the course of the novel that demonstrate to Huck that society’s morality is hypocritical, unjust and molded to fit their own agendas when it is convenient for them. Huck Finn’s engagement with the king and duke is a clear display of society’s double standard of morality, “if they wanted us to call them kings and dukes, 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. If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way,” (Twain 142). The king and the duke claim to be people of honor and dignity when in fact they are nothing other than crooks and lairs of the lowest rank. If Huck contains doubt about the rules and the structure of society, occurrences such as these only solidify his desire to be guided by his own self morality rather than following regular social norms that people like the widow and Miss Watson try to impose on him when trying to civilize Huck.
For good reason, as Teddy ended up having a criminal record, and Vern just had a mediocre life. Gordy displayed a high level of maturity, by letting go of the bad influences in his life, which is one of the hardest things about growing up. Gordy had to think about his future, and know what was right for
From this quote it is easy to say that Ender will be unwilling to go to Battle School, where he will be trained. This is crucial to the novel as it adds an air of suspense, as the two men talking do not know if Ender can be convinced to come. Later on in the novel, Ender is also shown as the outcast of the group. “Ender saw it first in their
On page 351 Hurst implies “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possible was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to smother him with a pillow. The narrator felt no positive feelings toward Doodle when he was born. He felt as if he didn’t even have a brother and that If he can’t be completely there, then what is the point in him being alive. Doodle was being over exhausted, and for what? Since the narrator felt embarrassed at the fact that he has to roll his brother around i a wagon, not because he wants to help him get better.