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The Moral Progression of Huckleberry Finn

The Moral Progression of Huckleberry Finn The main character of Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn undergoes a total moral transformation upon having to make life defining decisions throughout his journey for a new Huck emerges into the novel with an inferiority complex caused by living with a drunkenand abusive father, and with the absence of any direction. It is at this point where Huck is firstseen without any concept of morality. Fortunately, Huck is later assisted by the guidance ofJim, a runaway slave who joins him on his journey and helps Huck gain his own sense ofmorality. Throughout Hucks adventures, he is put into numerous situations where he mustlook within himself and use his own judgement to make fundamental decisions that will effectthe morals of which Huck will carry with him throughout his life. Preceding the start of the novel, Miss Watson and the widow have been grantedcustody of Huck, an uncivilized boy who possesses no morals. Huck looks up to a boy namedTom Sawyer who has decided he is going to start a gang. In order for one to become amember, they must consent to the murdering of their families if they break the rules of thegang. It was at this time that one of the boys realized that Huck did not have a real family. They talked it over, and they was going to rule me out, because they said every boy must have a family or something to kill, or else it wouldnt be fair and square for the others. Well, nobody could think of anything to do everybody was stumped, and set still. I was most ready to cry; but all at once I thought of a way, and so I offered them Miss Watsonthey could kill her (17-18). At this moment, Huck is at the peak of his immorality. A person with morals would not willinglysacrifice the life of someone else just in order to be part of a gang. It is at this point whereHuck can now begin his journey of moral progression.Huck encounters his fir...

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