A Sound Heart Huckleberry Finn Quote Analysis

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A Sound Heart The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a book about a young boy named Huck and a slave named Jim that take a journey down the Mississippi River. While on this journey, Huck and Jim gain their freedom and their friendship. Twain believed that through the book, Huck’s decisions were often based on whether his conscience or his heart was stronger. In this book, Twain’s statement, “A sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat” is proven through a series of scenes throughout the book such as the scenes when Huck and Jim are on the raft alone, the scene when Jim gets captured, and the Wilks Brothers scene. At the beginning of the book, in the scenes when Huck and Jim are…show more content…
At first, he chooses to hide the money and write the girls a letter telling them where he hid it, but then he decides to tell Mary Jane the entire truth about who they really are and what their plans are. When he is in the kitchen with one of the girls and gets accused of lying, Mary Jane defends him and that is when he starts to feel really guilty. Huck thought, “I says to myself, this is another one that I’m letting him rob her of her money. And when she got through, they all jest laid theirselves out to make me feel at home and know I was amongst friends. I felt so ornery and low down and mean, that I says to myself, My mind’s made up; I’ll hive that money for them or bust”…show more content…
Jest set still and take it like a man. I got to tell the truth, and you want to brace up, Miss Mary, because it’s a bad kind, and going to be hard to take, but there ain’t no help for it. These uncles of yourn ain’t no uncles at all- they’re a couples of frauds- regular dead-beats” (200). In the end of the book, in the scene when Jim gets captured, Twain’s statement is proven when Huck needs to make a decision whether or not he going to sell the letter to Ms Watson and whether or not to go get Jim back. “It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’-and tore it up” (228). “All right; but wait a minute. There’s one more thing- a thing that nobody don’t know but me. And that is, there’s a nigger here that I’m a trying to steal out of slavery- and his name is Jim- old Miss Watson’s Jim”

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