Sympathy In Huck Finn

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Huck Finn’s sympathy towards the Duke and King after they were tarred and feathered by the public masses shows how he has developed as a person. The duke and king have treated Huck Finn poorly, and stole, and subsequently sold Jim away from him. However, Huck Finn does not react with a cruel sadistic enjoyment from these men’s pain, but instead treats them with sympathy. All his grievances with the Duke and King have seemingly melted away upon hearing of their misfortune. This shows an incredible amount of maturity from Huck Finn. Furthermore, it shows the reader that, despite what Huck Finn would like to believe, he is a civilized person. While Huck Finn himself may blur the line between right and wrong, he is still portrayed as a compassionate
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