Huck Finn Moral Integrity Essay

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The Moral Integrity of Huckleberry Finn Morality is most often defined as “the principles concerning a distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.” A choice will always be made that defines a character and their moral integrity. In Mark Twain’s novel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Huck encounters a frequent amount of circumstances where he or other characters are put into situations in which morality is called into question. This proves that regardless of religious influences and social expectations, it is through Huck to do what is morally right, he must challenge the moral teaching of his world and society. Through his observation, Huck makes some poor choices that may be against his moral teachings. The society…show more content…
One uv’em is white en shiny, eb ‘tother one is black. De white one gits him to go right, a little while, den de black one sail in en bust it all up” (Twain 141). This is the general idea related with morality. It connects to the expectations of the society where right and wrong influences how the people act in their normal lives. This can also be represented by the murders on the ship and how they decide not to kill Jim Turner, but say that it “ain’t good sense, it ain’t good morals” (172). The characters and how they live reflect the way that, not only how their society views them but also separate the view of the righteous and devout against the moral unjust.
Clearly, Huck’s society portrays what is morally okay and yet Huck starts to question the uncertainty of the community. For instance, as Huck starts to progress and notice the wrongs of his society and his father is also challenged to progress based on the town and their goals. Twain describes this kind rehab by saying that “The new judge brought Huck’s father to his own home, cleaned him up, fed him and even got him to admit his faults and yet he reverts back to his old habits” (144). Huck’s father obviously is showing signs of uncertainty despite the revelation of his life, he is constantly trending back towards his old habits. The Judge even says that “he felt kind of sore. He said he reckoned a body could reform the old man with a shot-gun, maybe, but he didn’t
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