Hucks Struggle Between Morals In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck, undergoes a series of developmental changes in his character. He is often torn between the ideas of society and those of his friends. This can all be very confusing for a boy who is about 14 years old. Huck also has a drunken pap who doesnt care at all for him. Huck is then forced to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Throughout the story we see Huck represent the morals of the innocent prevailing over those of society.

In his adventures, he learns the meaning of true friendship and whats really important in life. In the story, Huck makes the decision to escape from his family. This is a decision that goes against the morals of Hucks society, church and state. Children arent supposed to run away from their parents. Also, his decision to help Jim escape goes against the same morals. In his adventurous escape down the Mississippi, he begins to feel truly free.

This is a feeling that is contrasted acutely of societys oppression of freedom, basically when he is on land. In Jims and Hucks escape, they are able to build their trust and friendship for each other. However, at the same time he must leave behind societies ways... getting sivilized, money, and family. Along Jims and Hucks adventure, they have many conversations along the way. These conversations consist about their freedom, money, and superstition.

In the story, they both have their own opinions about various things, like Solomon. Well, but he was the wisest man, anyway; because the widow she told me so, her own self. I doan kyer what de widder say, he warnt no wise man nuther. He has some er de dad-fetchedes ways I ever see. Does you know bout dat chile dat he uz gwyne to chop in two Yes, the widow told me all about it. Well, den! Warn dat de beatenes not io in de worl You jus take en look at it a minute.

Dahs de stump, dah-dats one er de women! heahs you-dats de yuther one; Is Sollermun; en dish yer dollar bills de chile. Bofe un you claims it. What does I do Does I shin aroun mongs de neighbors en fine out which un you de bill do blong to, en han it over to de right one, all safe en soun, de way dat anybody dat had any gumption would No; I take en whack de bill in two, en give half it to you, en de yuther to de yuther women. Dats de way Sollermum was gwyne to do wid de chile. Now I want to ast you; whats de use er dat half a billl-cant buy nothn wid it.

En what use is a half a chile I wouldn give a dern for a million un um. As you can see from this dialogue between them, they had a distinct contrast in thinking. Huckleberry, being the young and innocent boy, believes and conforms to the ideas of Miss Watson and others of the dominant white society. Huck would believe just about anything that comes out of a white persons mouth, and argue it against the words of a nigger. Jim on the other hand was much older and a lot smarter, for he could think for himself. Jim knows better than to go with the ideas and beliefs of society, which are wrong.

Such a conversation leads to a very strong point made by Twain in its own irony; the story shows of how the white people are dominant over the blacks, but yet they couldnt think for themselves. Whereas, on the other hand, the oppressed niggers are thinking things through using logic, instead of simply conforming to what others think. Jim later goes on to talk about superstition, which totally goes against the society in which Huck was raised. God was the almighty and made everything and controlled everything; thats what Huck was raised to believe.

However, on the other hand, Jim was able to not correspond to the ways of the church, but made his own beliefs. Jim even had ideas about signs and stuff. Ef you got hairy arms en a hairy breas, its a sign dat yous a-gwyne to be rich. Well, deys some use in a sign like dat, kase its so fur ahead. You see, maybe yous go to be po a long time fust, en so you might git discourage en kill yosef f you didnt know by de sign dat you gwyne to be rich bymeby. Have you got hiary arms and a hairy breast, Jim Whats de use to ax dat question Dont you see I has Well, are you rich No, but I ben rich wunst, and gwyne to be rich agin.

Wunst I had foteen dollars, but I tuck to specalatn, en got busted out. Huck was more easily convinced about Jims story this time, because there were no white signs like it. He had no argument from his society that said otherwise, so he believed Jim. This conversation shows the vulnerability of a youth with innocence.

Such a youth takes on the beliefs of others and defends them as his own. Furthermore, if there had been an even more ridiculous story acquired from the words of a white man, Huck would in no way have believed Jim. Such actions of a whiteboy shows the assumptive and gullible attitudes of a very conforming society. In conclusion, Hucks adventure was filled with many decisions, decisions which were very revealing to the reader of the attitudes of the time. He showed us many good decisions against the morals of society, such as escaping from his pappy, escaping the ideas of society to start new ones of his own, and to leave the worries of money behind him. However, at the same time, he makes bad decisions against his society.

Huck had left his family and avoided getting sivilized. In his quest for true freedom, Huck was able to grow considerably and mature, yet, he was still not mature enough to formulate ideas of his own. Nonetheless, no matter how Hucks ideas and morals change, he will always remain a true friend to Jim. Adventurous or not, this book was great in showing that the whites werent always right and blacks could also be great in many respects. Hucks Struggle Between Morals In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist, Huck, undergoes a series of developmental changes in his character.

He is often torn between the ideas of society and those of his friends. This can all be very confusing for a boy who is about 14 years old. Huck also has a drunken pap who doesnt care at all for him. Huck is then forced to live with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson.

Throughout the story we see Huck represent the morals of the innocent prevailing over those of society. In his adventures, he learns the meaning of true friendship and whats really important in life. In the story, Huck makes the decision to escape from his family. This is a decision that goes against the morals of Hucks society, church and state.

Children arent supposed to run away from their parents. Also, his decision to help Jim escape goes against the same morals. In his adventurous escape down the Mississippi, he begins to feel truly free. This is a feeling that is contrasted acutely of societys oppression of freedom, basically when he is on land.

In Jims and Hucks escape, they are able to build their trust and friendship for each other. However, at the same time he must leave behind societies ways... getting sivilized, money, and family. Along Jims and Hucks adventure, they have many conversations along the way. These conversations consist about their freedom, money, and superstition. In the story, they both have their own opinions about various things, like Solomon.

Well, but he was the wisest man, anyway; because the widow she told me so, her own self. I doan kyer what de widder say, he warnt no wise man nuther. He has some er de dad-fetchedes ways I ever see. Does you know bout dat chile dat he uz gwyne to chop in two Yes, the widow told me all about it. Well, den! Warn dat de beatenes notion in de worl You jus take en look at it a minute. Dahs de stump, dah-dats one er de women! heahs you-dats de yuther one; Is Sollermun; en dish yer dollar bills de chile.

Bofe un you claims it. What does I do Does I shin aroun mongs de neighbors en fine out which un you de bill do blong to, en han it over to de right one, all safe en soun, de way dat anybody dat had any gumption would No; I take en whack de bill in two, en give half it to you, en de yuther to de yuther women. Dats de way Sollermum was gwyne to do wid de chile. Now I want to ast you; whats de use er dat half a billl-cant buy nothn wid it. En what use is a half a chile I wouldn give a dern for a million un um. As you can see from this dialogue between them, they had a distinct contrast in thinking.

Huckleberry, being the young and innocent boy, believes and conforms to the ideas of Miss Watson and others of the dominant white society. Huck would believe just about anything that comes out of a white persons mouth, and argue it against the words of a nigger. Jim on the other hand was much older and a lot smarter, for he could think for himself. Jim knows better than to go with the ideas and beliefs of society, which are wrong. Such a conversation leads to a very strong point made by Twain in its own irony; the story shows of how the white people are dominant over the blacks, but yet they couldnt think for themselves.

Whereas, on the other hand, the oppressed niggers are thinking things through using logic, instead of simply conforming to what others think. Jim later goes on to talk about superstition, which totally goes against the society in which Huck was raised. God was the almighty and made everything and controlled everything; thats what Huck was raised to believe. However, on the other hand, Jim was able to not correspond to the ways of the church, but made his own beliefs. Jim even had ideas about signs and stuff.

Ef you got hairy arms en a hairy breas, its a sign dat yous a-gwyne to be rich. Well, deys some use in a sign like dat, kase its so fur ahead. You see, maybe yous go to be po a long time fust, en so you might git discourage en kill yosef f you didnt know by de sign dat you gwyne to be rich bymeby. Have you got hiary arms and a hairy breast, Jim Whats de use to ax dat question Dont you see I has Well, are you rich No, but I ben rich wunst, and gwyne to be rich agin. Wunst I had foteen dollars, but I tuck to specalatn, en got busted out. Huck was more easily convinced about Jims story this time, because there were no white signs like it.

He had no argument from his society that said otherwise, so he believed Jim. This conversation shows the vulnerability of a youth with innocence. Such a youth takes on the beliefs of others and defends them as his own. Furthermore, if there had been an even more ridiculous story acquired from the words of a white man, Huck would in no way have believed Jim.

Such actions of a whiteboy shows the assumptive and gullible attitudes of a very conforming society. In conclusion, Hucks adventure was filled with many decisions, decisions which were very revealing to the reader of the attitudes of the time. He showed us many good decisions against the morals of society, such as escaping from his pappy, escaping the ideas of society to start new ones of his own, and to leave the worries of money behind him. However, at the same time, he makes bad decisions against his society. Huck had left his family and avoided getting sivilized.

In his quest for true freedom, Huck was able to grow considerably and mature, yet, he was still not mature enough to formulate ideas of his own. Nonetheless, no matter how Hucks ideas and morals change, he will always remain a true friend to Jim. Adventurous or not, this book was great in showing that the whites werent always right and blacks could also be great in many respects.