Conscience In Huck Finn

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Leaders of countries can guide individuals how to act in certain situations and how to behave towards others. While leaders have some influence throughout the country, in the cities and town, society creates a bigger impact on what a person needs to follow and believe based on what teachings of society. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, demonstrates how Huck’s deformed conscience is constructed from the influence of the people around him. As Huck’s friendship with Jim continues to strengthen and mature, Huck begins to questions his beliefs and his heart prevails over his beliefs. Huck’s conscience takes shape based on the teachings of the society Huck lives in. After finding Jim and leaving the island to hide from the men…show more content…
When Huck and Jim steal the robber’s boat and leaves them on the wrecked steamboat, Huck thinks, “Now was the first time that I begun to worry about the men-I reackin I hadn’t had time to before. I begun to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers, to be in such a fix” (71). Even if the people that Huck left behind are criminals, Huck feels guilty based from the action he took. Once Huck begins to worry about the criminals, his soundheart is present wanting Huck to care for those who are uncivilized. Huck tells Jim that he is going to ask the two men for directions to Cairo, once the two men notice Huck one of them starts to ask if the man on the raft with him is white or black but Huck hesitates to answer, “I tried for a second or two to brace up and out with it, but I warn’t man enough-hadn’t the spunk of a rabbit. I see I was weakening; so I just give up trying, and up and says: ‘He’s white’”(89). Huck moral sense decides it is best to turn the slave in but his compassion decides to lie about the man Huck is traveling with. Once Huck lies to the two men, his compassion continues to encourage Huck to save Jim from being sold. Huck remembers how Jim has mentioned that Huck is Jim’s only friend and when Huck looks at the letter that he is about to send to turn Jim in, Huck mutters to himself, “‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’- and tore it up” (214).…show more content…
Huck’s grace commences debating with his principles and his morals results in a defeat by Huck’s grace and his bond with Jim. The compassion of a person will often disagree with the morals of an individual, for whenever the morals outcome has a negative impact. The principles will be influenced by how an individual’s community teaches the people how to behave towards a certain group of

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