Cruelty In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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In a civilized society, there are devastating situations that are filled with cruelty and hypocrisy. However, it is possible for people to stand against society for what is morally right because they have a mind of their own. For instance, at the age of thirteen, my older sister was told by the whole family and relatives to get marry and have children. However, she understands that she is not in Thailand, that she is now in America. In America, teenage girls do not get marry, they go to school. My sister saw how awful American society treated those who are without an education and how powerful it is to have an education. Therefore, she listened to herself and made her own decision to finish school. Now, she is well educated and happily married …show more content…
After having seen my uncles and my sister 's boyfriend who were nice men, it enable me to have my own experience. Therefore, I was able to see for myself that not all men are cruel. An example In the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" which shows Huck 's "heart overcoming his conscience" is when Huck returns to Jackson Island from disguising himself as a girl. Huck hurried to Jim and says, "Git up and hump yourself, Jim! There ain 't a minute to lose. They 're after us!"(Twain 80). Huck had find out the townspeople are after Jim, but he tells Jim that they are after "us." This shows that Huck sees himself and Jim as equals. Although, knowing that he will be punish for helping slave Jim, Huck has a strong heart. He follows his feelings over what society has taught him. Huck makes a moral decision not to betray Jim for running away from Miss Watson, because she was going to sell Jim downriver for 800 dollars. On the other hand, "conscience" is something that is learn and, or taught. People develop their conscience growing up. It is also from their upbringing into the society. Their conscience could be morally good or bad. An example of a conscience from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is that Huck believe it is okay to "borrow" from people, because his Pap tells him it is okay as long as he repay them in the future. Then he learns from the widow that that is stealing. Truthfully, borrowing without asking and without the other person allowing it, is "stealing." But, Huck 's conscience tells him it is okay, because that is what he was taught by his Pap. His conscience also tells him that it is not right because he remembers what the widow said. She says, " it weren 't anything but a soft name for stealing, and no decent body would do it"(83). This indicates that Huck 's conscience is not clear to him, it does not make sense. Huck 's Pap did not teach him a good moral. "Jim said he reckoned the widow was partly right and Pap was partly right"(83). It is

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