Huck Finn Versus Divergent Essay

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In the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the main character Huck has the continuing problem whether to do what society says he should do or what his own conscience says he should do. Huck has to make many moral choices; these moral choices help the author develop Huck throughout the novel. One example of this is when Huck has to decide whether to turn Jim into the slave hunters or not. Huckleberry is a uncivilized boy who rebels against the restraints of a middle-class society. Another example huck finn and consciousness. : When the King and Duke are trying to con the money and property from the three sisters by pretending to be their uncles, Huck is indecisive between telling the sisters' what was going on and keeping quiet. He didn't want to risk betraying the King and Duke for fear of them telling everyone his own secret about Jim, but he also didn't feel right for him to not say anything when the sisters' had done nothing to deserve what the King and Duke were doing to them. Thus, his conscience triumphed and he told Mary Jane what was going on. Another example huck finn consciousness: His conscience also effects him when the King and Duke were tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. He realizes what the town has planned for them, but when he goes to warn them he was already to late. Huck admits to feeling some blame for that, even though he hadn't done anything. He decides that "it don't make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person's conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway. If I had a yaller dog that didn't know no more than a person's conscience does, I would pison him. It takes up more room than all of the rest of a person's insides, and yet ain't no good,

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