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what is the theme (the message the author hopes to transmit) in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain?

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There are many themes that are evident in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. One such theme is that of conscience. Huck struggles with what he's been told to believe and what he feels is the real truth in his heart. Most of this comes when he spends time with Jim and comes to understand that alot of what he's been told about African Americans is wrong. He also struggles when he has to lie to save himself and Jim in many instances. What Huck doesn't understand is that he has taken a stand against a morally currpt society, and he offers a very real universal truth...that one's heart is a better guide. It is through this lens that he is able to view Jim as a human being, and not as property.