Huck's Sound Heart: A Character Analysis

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Huck shows how he has a sound heart and what his conscience is trying to say throughout the characters and actions.
Huck doesn’t listen to Pap about leaving school and still gets an education. Pap has a talk with Huck. “And looky here-you drop that school, you hear?...Your mother couldn’t read and she couldn’t write. None of the family couldn’t, before they died” (Twain 29). Pap tells Huck that nobody in the family got an education. He doesn’t think going to school will help Huck in any way. Pap isn’t joking when he wants Huck to stop going to school. After Pap went to talk to Judge Thatcher, he went to look for Huck. “And he went for me, too, for not stopping school. He catched me a couple of times and thrashed me, but I went to school just
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“And for a starter, I would go to work and steal Jim out of slavery again; and if I could think up anything worse, I would do that” (Twain 228). Huck wants to get Jim back from wherever he is. He knows there could be trouble coming in his way in trying to steal Jim back, but he still decides to go for it. This relates to how Huck has a sound heart because it means that Huck really cares about Jim. He wouldn’t want anything to happen to Jim because Huck considers him as a friend. Huck defends Jim from being mistreated. “When I got to where I found the boy, I see I couldn’t cut the bullet out without some help, and he warn’t in no condition for me to leave, to go and get help...so I says, I got to have help; and the minute I says it...he says he’ll help” (Twain 299). Everybody wasn’t happy with Jim. The men were discussing about what to do with him. Since Huck has a sound heart, he defended him from everybody that thought he was a bad person. He was able to change the people’s mind about Jim after telling them what he had done for Tom. Huck’s sound heart defeated his conscience because even though what he chooses to do might be the wrong thing, he does anything he can to have their back. Meaning that Huck is a good person, but his conscience tells him the choices that he makes are right when they could be

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