Huck Finn Conflict Analysis

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“Jim says: ‘Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on 'y white genlman dat ever kep ' his promise to ole Jim.’ I just felt sick” (Twain 159). In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a few of the main characters often clash with the rules and standards of society in that era. Huckleberry Finn, nicknamed “Huck”, has a twisted sense of morals due to an alcoholic father who mistreats him, and does not raise him to live by the codes of society. This often caused Huck to form opinions and make choices that society would not agree with. Huck also second-guesses these choices since he knows they will be looked down upon. Huck’s conflicts involve helping Jim run away, and resisting society’s attempt to “sivilize” Huck (Twain 106). Throughout the story, Huck faces a few difficult choices and has strenuous moral debates…show more content…
These two couples want to instruct Huck on how act as is expected of him in society. Huck tolerates this “teaching” in the beginning of the story, but quickly becomes agitated by it. Huck says, “Miss Watson she kept pecking at me, and it got tiresome and lonesome” (Twain 108). Huck consistently opposed Miss Watson’s teaching and hardly ever agreed with anything she had to say. The only reason Huck wanted to go to school was to spite his father. This conflict is comprised of Huck resisting the attempts made to tame and refine him. In the denouement of the story, Huck would rather travel west where the Indians live in order to escape Aunt Sally. Huck says, “But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she 's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can 't stand it. I been there before” (Twain 281). The story concludes with this statement, and conveys that Huck has overcome the influence of society and has chosen to preserve his free
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