Huckleberry Finn Moral Analysis

analytical Essay
520 words
520 words

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain there are many different motives and morals written in this novel. Huck is faced with either following society or going with his own free will. Ms. Watson and Widow Douglas try to civilize Huck by teaching him that the black people are “immoral”. He runs away, he acts unlike all the racist and violent people that surround him and want to civilize him. Since the setting of this novel is in the 1800’s in Missouri racism is present. During this time it was normal for people in the southern states to own slaves to help work the land. Ms. Watson and Widow Douglass also own slaves and raise Huck to the ethical standards of society during this time. A profound moral in this novel is that even though society believes that the black race is inferior to white men it’s not how everyone …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how mark twain's the adventures of huckleberry finn has many different motives and morals. huck is faced with either following society or going with his own free will.
  • Analyzes how jim is just as compassionate and caring as a white man, even though he is black.
  • Analyzes how huck and jim begin to forge a stronger relationship. he promises to travel to the north to help free jim, but on the raft he struggles with himself over helping him escape to freedom.

He kis planning on taking his son back with him and he scolds Huck for being smarter than him. He then kidnaps him and takes him to a secluded cabin in the woods. At the cabin Pap spends all his money to buy alcohol and when he does come home from the market he abuses Huck. One day Huck decides to escape the cabin and he fakes his own death. When Huck escapes the cabin he goes down the river in a canoe he finds and heads towards Jackson’s island. At Jackson’s island Huck sees Jim, who says that he left the same day he heard that Huck was murdered to search for him. This causes people to think that Jim killed Huck because he’s black. They don’t consider Huck’s abusive and alcoholic white father could be the one that could have killed him. There is even a cash reward out for Jim’s capture “The nigger run off the very night Huck Finn was killed. So there's a reward out for him—three hundred dollars” (Twain, 11, 18). Jim is risking being caught as a runaway slave in order to find Huck. This shows how even though Jim is black he is just as compassionate and caring as a white

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