Theme Of Morality In Huck Finn

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Morality is often shaped by a sound heart and a deformed conscience, the heart has what one feels and the conscience has what society makes one feel and together a person 's morals are formed. The morality of Huck faces a conflict between his heart and conscience in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Nevertheless, the force of a deformed conscience is apparent but ultimately a sound heart prevails and allows Huck to denounce the norms of others in society and not conform to society, have a sense of humanism, and decide no longer to stand in the shadow and be a bystander. Huck’s surrounding peers attempt to shape him and mold him in their own ways; Huck refuses to conform to the ways of others and belittles what they believe and makes his own decisions about what is right or wrong. When seeing the widow’s religious beliefs and how she was trying to live so that she could get in heaven, Huck realizes there 's no point in changing to be like her, because they don 't have the same goal, he demonstrates how obdurate he is. Huck realizes that it may not be what the widow wants, but in his mind he was determined not to be like her: He “couldn 't see no advantage in going where she was going, so [he] made up [his] mind [he] wouldn 't try for it. But [he] never said so because it would only make trouble (4). Being guided to a certain way of life, Huck still decides to make his own choices and not stride for the same religious fulfillment as the widow. Huck’s decision
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