Huckleberry Finn Essay On Morality
He is not serious in praying and instead of praying for help in finding faith, he prays for a fishing line and he is upset when he finds that there is fishing line but there are no fishing hooks (39).
Mark Twain expresses Huck's wildness and confused morals.
His careless and wild ways are expressed with his superstitions as well.
This is shown with his throwing salt over his shoulder (43) and his other superstitions such as burning the spider, about the snakeskin, and talking about the dead (61). One of his bloated lies is about being a girl and he keeps bloating and bloating to cover up his old lies (75). By the middle of the book, we can see Huck’s improvement.
At first he feels refreshed and content with himself after he writes it, but later he tears the letter up.
"I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray, now. 'All right, then, I'll go to hell-' and tore it up." ..more.
The book is about how society tends to corrupt true morality, freedom, and justice, which exist in nature, and how the individual must follow his or her own conscience.
For instance when he tricks Jim into believing he was dreaming about the fog.
En all you wuz thinkin ’bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid lie.
Dat truck dah is trash; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em feel ashamed (99).
"If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way." He helps these two men by letting them use the raft to get away from the townspeople and to have a place to rest.
They take over Huck's bed and use him for multiple purposes, such as having him pretend to be Adolphus the servant, while they pretended to be the brother of Mr. Even when Huck is helping the King and Duke in their scam to steal the money from Peter Wilkes' family, he feels horrible at what he is doing.