The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
In Chapter 16, when Huck sees Jim’s reaction to being near freedom, Huck describes his feeling as, “miserable”, “abusing”, “scorched”, and “die”. Although Jim is happy to face his future, Huck becomes burdened by societal beliefs and more importantly, his own moral values. For Huck, bestowing freedom to a slave is shameful and unethical; no different from one’s “property”. This also implies that Huck values the societies view more than his relationship with Jim. Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values.
This isn’t true or else Huck would not be breaking the law to try and help Jim. Along the way on the Mississippi River, he meets Jim, an escaped slave also looking for freedom. “For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards others.” (93) Huck has a dilemma. A dilemma is when you have two bad options. Jim is his friend, and an escaped slave, which is what he wants to be.
Individuals often say that the right way may not necessarily be the popular way, but standing up for the right thing, despite it being frowned upon, will be 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, can be said to be a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. Huck’s moral development can be said to be based primarily on those around him, especially Jim. Many instances also influence Huck’s morals, particularly during the raft journey that will change his beliefs and morals.
Rand shows this theme by writing, “We were born with a curse [that] has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden [and] given us wishes men may not wish” (#). By trusting himself, Equality-72521 found his inner strengths in being the adventurous person he is. Although he addresses his skill as a curse, he justifies that self-reliance is what makes him unique by saying that it has inspired him to have his own thoughts and wishes that other people do not have. By things independently, people find their own strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities rather than focusing on how they are like others. Equality-72521 lives in an unsupportive society, and he proves that stepping out of his comfort zone is what made shaped him into the person he is today.
Hucks guardians, Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, practice Christianity. Huck and Jim on the other hand, believe in superstition: they look for signs for answers rather than God. They look for bad signs in everything; if anything bad happened to them they 're sure to have a sign that was leading to it. Though their superstitions are silly, they do have reason to believe bad things will happen to them: they live in a world where nature is dangerous and people act with hatred. Huck has a realization that the Christian “good’’ isn 't really “good”; they believe Huck will be condemned to hell for saving Jim from slavery.
In the reading he says “I’m trying to look on the bright side” he is using this imaginative world to help him get through a really tough time within his life. This is an example of changing the situation. B. Based on Critchley’s article humor functions as anti-depressant by allowing the cognitive relation to, oneself and the world. “Humor has the same formal structure as depression but it’s an anti-depressant”.
Although it evokes emotions of resentment from the Council, it remains a milestone within Equality’s evolution. Similarly, Equality revolutionizes his sphere of philosophy. As he broadens his once narrow scope of the world and allows his imagination to wander, he realizes that the brotherhood is not as divine as it is praised to be. While devising the birth of his new society, he figures that because of the “worship [of the word “We”], the structure of centuries collapsed...whose every beam had come from the thought of some one man…[who] existed but for [his] own sake” (Rand 102). It is due to the endurance of collectivism that success is impeded and the “beams” that are supposed to support the monument of society instead “collaps[e]” under their own cause.
By joining Jim on a trip down the Mississippi River, the theme of friendship and man versus society are advanced because Huck must choose if he wants to be a true friend to Jim or if he should follow societal norms and turn Jim over as a runaway slave. Huck often questioned himself when he thought that Jim was getting closer to freedom in one case he even asked himself “what had poor Miss Watson done to you, that you could see her nigger go off right under your eyes and never say one single word”(Twain 93). Huck tries to reason with himself in order to determine what the right thing to do is. Should he tell someone about Jim, a runaway slave, or should he keep quiet and live with the choice that he has made even though he has always known it to be the wrong choice? On this journey, Huck and Jim became the best of friends because they had a common goal which was achieving freedom.
This ultimately contributes to his misery. However, the time comes when Amir needs to face his past; forcing him to develop. When the protagonist realizes his mistake, he willingly changes through self-sacrifice to attain happiness, which leads to the over-arching theme of forgiveness that Hosseini demonstrates throughout the novel.