“‘What did he do to you?’
‘Him? He never done nothing to me.’
‘Well, then, what did you want to kill him for?’
‘Why nothing – only it’s on account of the feud.’ (Twain 81)”
When Huck asks Buck why he wants to kill the Shepherdsons his answer is very childish and ridiculous. The Grangerford family represents irony because they appear to be a high-class family that would behave like royalty but in reality they are nothing but crazy because they act to immaturely by killing others. His heart told him that murdering innocent people was wrong so once again his deformed conscience was overruled in thinking that feud’s bring nothing but problems.
Huck has the ability to make fair decisions when being removed from the corrupted society, but not when he is a part of it. Huck always starts out listening to his deformed conscience when he is involved in society but makes his way back out of trouble by listening to his heart. This can be represented when Huck decides to free Jim from slavery by tearing up the letter he wrote to Miss Watson and saying, “All right, then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain162). This is a significant