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huck finn

Huckleberry Finn seems to get into a lot of trouble. He is dishonest at many times throughout the novel; his character seems to change when his fine morals begin to unfold. That is why good morals and honesty are the theme of my essay on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Huck sets himself up for a game that brings him into something like a moral crisis. Huck has to choose between violating social and religious behavior, which the world has taught him, and betraying the person who needs and loves him most. He writes a letter, which prompts him to, tell Miss Watson that her slave, Jim, is with Mr. Phelp’s. After writing the letter he says:
“I felt good and all washed clean of sin for thefirst time I had ever so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. But I didn’t do it straight off but laid the paper down and set there thinking-thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell.”
After studying the letter he then said, “All right, then, I’ll go to hell” and tore it up.
One symbol that I think played a big role in the novel was money. Money plays a big part in everyone’s life. It seems a little act that we make is effected by money in a direct or distant way. One thing that affected Huck and may have contributed to his unhappiness that made him to run away was lack of money. Early on Huck’s father and Huck sell his fortune to Judge Thatched for a dollar. The lack of money may have put an even bigger strain on the father, causing him to drink his sorrows away and act abusively towards Huck. It may have caused the constant beatings that Huck was forced to endure until he gained the courage to fake his death, and leave his unhappy and painful life back at home.
Money also played a part on the two crooks, the King and Duke. The King and Duke tried to pass themselves off as being distant relatives of a family who has just…


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