Huck Finn's Moral Changes in Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huck Finn's Moral Changes In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn undergoes many moral changes. In the beginning of the book, Huck is wild and carefree, playing jokes and tricks on people and believing them all to be hilarious. When Huck's adventures grow to involve more people and new moral questions never before raised, you can tell that he has started to change. By the time the book is almost over, people can see a drastic change in Huck's opinions, thoughts, and his views of "right and wrong". Sometimes, serious events can affect a person's morals, opinions, and values. This is clearly shown in Huck as his adventures progress further into seriousness. Even through the seriousness, Mark Twain …show more content…
13) and takes prayer lightheartedly until faced with another moral problem later into the book. His carefree and wild ways are expressed with his superstitions as well. This is shown with his throwing salt over his shoulder (Pg. 18) and his other superstitions such as burning the spider, about the snakeskin, and talking about the dead (Pg. 61). Another way Mark Twain expresses Huck's wildness and confused morals is that he never tells the truth. One of his bloated lies is the one about being a girl (Pg. 68) that he keeps bloating and bloating to cover up his old lies. His seriousness later changes as the book progresses. By the middle of the book, Huck has shown certain sines of improvement. He now realizes that Jim is more human than he was led to believe. Huck's view of "right and wrong" have changed. He still lies and plays jokes, but now he feels some guilt whenever he does this. An example of this is when he tricks Jim into believing he was dreaming about the fog. When Jim says "en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em feel ashamed", (Pg. 105) which in more correct spelling means "trash is what people are who put dirt on their friend's heads". This makes Huck feel bad enough to apologize and he finally realizes that tricking Jim is wrong and that he has feelings. He also before that, had lied to save Jim from getting caught by saying that Jim was white and had a disease so that people wouldn't look for Jim

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