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Huck Finn: Morality

Huckleberry Finn's morality is the result of all of the experiences he has had in his life.He sees the true society he is a part of by encountering many different characters. These characters actually turn him into a moral-based and caring young man. Miss Watson tries to show Huck the good of Christianity, while the King and Duke prove to him that there are always some people left in the world who are inhumane. With both of these influences, Huck's morals become as strong as they possibly can, in good ways and bad ways. He goes against society to save a man whom he never considered would be a friend for life. Huck goes against society's morals and expresses his own morals.
Huck doesn't understand Miss Watson's religion. He does not care for the past and takes "no stock in dead people." Miss Watson tells Huck that if he prays for something, he will get it. Huck tests this and is let down. He says, "It warn't so. I tried it. Once I got a fish-line, but no hooks. I tried for the hooks three times, but somehow I couldn't make it work." What he does not realize is that he cannot pretend to act like he understands the concept and expect to receive the hooks. After Huck is taken by his father and escapes down the river, he gets hungry, and bread reaches him down the river. Huck thinks the bread is sent to him because of Miss Watson's prayers. He realizes he may not understand it all but says, "There's something in it when a body like the widow or the parson prays, but it don't work for me, and I reckon it don't work for only just the right kind".
Continuing on his way with Jim, Huck comes upon two characters, the King and Duke. From the beginning, they are never their true identities, and Huck is aware of this. Huck says, "Then he turns around, blubbering, and makes a lot idiotic signs to the Duke on his hands,


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