The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay | Social Conscience in Huckleberry Finn

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Social Conscience in Huckleberry Finn

Summary: Discusses the Mark Twain novel, Huckleberry Finn. Describes how Huck is highly influenced by his deformed social conscience, his sound heart and personal honesty turn these decisions into personal conflicts in which Huck battles to figure out and execute what it is that he feels is right.
In the late 1800's Mark Twain wrote a novel entitled, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in which the early American lifestyles and beliefs of the mid 1800's are portrayed through the eyes of a young boy living along the Mississippi River. Huck, a boy of about thirteen, and Jim, an adult African-American runaway slave, set out together on the road to freedom. During this time period, society considered African-Americans as inferior and possessions, almost as if they were another species. Throughout their adventure, Huck was forced to make many important decisions. Although Huck is highly influenced by his deformed social conscience, his sound heart and personal honesty turn these decisions into personal conflicts in which Huck battles to figure out and execute what it is that he feels is right.

Huck and Jim met by coincidence at a place called Jackson's Island. Jim explained to...

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