Why Is Huck Finn Wrong

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Saqib Anees
Mr. Groh
English 2/Period 3
January 17, 2018
Huck Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Final Essay In the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn is a teenage son of an abusive father whose inner morals develop throughout the novel primarily by the lessons that he learns while trying to free a slave named Jim. Huck experiences many situations that involve the concept of right and wrong in which Huck Finn develops moral progression and he learns throughout the book that he doesn’t need society’s demands to tell him what to do and how he should act, but to listen to his own thoughts and his conscience. Mark Twain’s message in the book is that society’s demands does not control you and that you can make
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In another lesson on their adventure on the Mississippi River was when Huck is approached by men with guns looking for runaway slaves, Huck is met with the perfect opportunity to turn in Jim. In this moment, Huck’s conscience is constantly reminding him that he knew Jim was “running for his freedom” from the beginning and he “could a-paddled ashore and told somebody” (Twain 138). However, Huck’s friendship with Jim leads him to decide to protect his friend – a decision based on what he thinks in his morals and conscience is right. In this instance, it is evident that Mark Twain’s message is expressed when Huck has learned that sometimes doing what society demands is not always right and following your own morals & conscience can result in making the right decision. In conclusion, the escape on the raft and Huck’s decisions in his adventure on the Mississippi River represent the Huck’s ultimate rejection and realization of society. In his adventure on the Mississippi River, Huck builds a relationship with Jim and faces a situation in which Huck would decide the right decision based on his own morals. On the journey on the
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