Analysis Of The Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn ' Essay

1145 Words May 7th, 2015 5 Pages
In Chapter 31 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck has arrived at yet another moral crisis, unsure what course of action to take. Huck is battling over whether he should turn in Jim or save him. Huck attempts to use the religious belief system within his society to justify turning in Jim, but isn 't able to disregard a friend in need. The relationship Huck has developed with Jim ultimately leads Huck to follow his heart and save Jim. Huck commits this action, believing it will send him to hell, which only exemplifies Huck 's developing nobility. In this episode Huck asserts his allegiance to Jim, ultimately leading Huck down a path of virtue. Although Huck must question himself when saving Jim, it demonstrates the value he puts upon their relationship. The relationship Huck has formed with Jim has allowed him to reject the corrupt values of the antebellum society. Huck, a naïve and unruly young boy, transforms into a noble character of generosity and kindness, ultimately living up to his moral promise.

Although Huck himself chooses to help Jim, he is baffled when Tom, a "well brung up" person chooses to help him. This reveals Huck 's unsurety of his own decision, still perceiving it as a crime that requires the greatest punishment, eternal damnation. We see this when Huck questions Tom’s decision to help him, "Here was a boy that was respectable, and well brung up; and had a character to lose; and folks at home that had characters; and he was bright and not…

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