In addition, Huck also wanted to be free of his drunken abusive father. Pap only wanted custody of Huck to meet his own economic ends. When a new Judge moved into town he stifled Huck’s freedom by awarding custody of Huck to Pap despite objections from the Widow Douglas and Judge Thatcher. The new Judge justified his ...
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...nd Duke came to be ashamed of the greed and depravity the men exposed existed in society. When the King and the Duke swindled the inheritance of Peter Wilkes, Huck comments that he was ashamed of the humane race (Twain pg. 210). Huck 's shame of the humane race, his desire to be free from his guilty and his friendship with Jim help propel Huck to finally free himself. When Jim was sold into slavery in ch 31 Huck finally decided he would not send a letter to Mrs. Watson about Jim’s whereabouts. Instead, Huck decided once and for all he would rather go to hell and do whatever he could to rescue his friend Jim from slavery (Twain 271). Huck’s pivotal rejection of societies conventions of the morality of slavery is how Huck finally achieved his true freedom. He is free by becoming at peace with following his own conscience regardless of societies rules. or consequences.
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