The Dynamic Huckleberry Finn Character Analysis

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The Dynamic Huck Finn In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, author Mark Twain portrays the main character, Huck Finn, as a dynamic character when Huck reveals the scam to Mary Jane, is unable to pray so that he can turn Jim in, and whether to send a letter to Miss Watson about Jim’s whereabouts proving that Huck’s morals change throughout the novel and he becomes a better person through these changes. While Huck is at the Wilks house, he makes a decision which shows his development as a character. The Wilks’ inheritance money is given to the Duke and the King, who invited the daughters to England with them, even though they are truly scamming them. As Huck is walking around in the Wilks house, he spots Mary Jane packing her stuff…show more content…
Huck questions why he has not turned in Jim because he wants to be what society depicts as good, but in reality, he does what he knows is right. While Huck is on the raft alone, he begins to question why he helps Jim escape while Miss Watson has done nothing wrong to him. Huck feels terrible but he cannot bring himself to pray that he can do the right thing. “I was trying to make my mouth say the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write to that nigger’s owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie-and He knowed it. You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227). Huck is trying to follow what society views as normal. Although he attempts to pray for it, he knows he cannot because it is not what is right. The reason Huck is unable to pray what he wanted is because, in his heart, he knows it is wrong. He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck. Huck’s development is shown here because he knows that what society views slaves as is wrong. They are best friends, which is why Huck cannot bring himself to turn Jim in. Even though Huck brings himself to pray to for the ability to turn Jim in, he could not because he cares about Jim. They took care of each other on the raft and have grown a close relationship, because of this Huck cannot bring

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