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Huckleberry Finn And Beloved Essay

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Morality is a set of principles held by a specific person or society. One goes against their morals if they believe they are doing good. Both novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Beloved by Toni Morrison, show their main characters questioning and coming to terms with their morals.

Morality occurs in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn through society and religion. To have good morals, you need to know how to read, write, speak, have manners, pray every day, and give without expecting something in return. In Beloved, it's interpreted through the time period. During that time it was morally acceptable to treat someone, not as a human being but, as property. Although there are exceptions to murder, claiming someone as
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This story follows the past, present, and future of several characters, but mainly the main character, Sethe. The story deals with a runaway slave who murders one of her children, Beloved, when she’s tracked down by her former master. Later a ghost starts to haunt the house she lives in; consequently, they think it’s the dead daughter. Throughout the novel, the question of whether the murder was just, shows up plenty of times. When she commits the murder, an entire community neglects her. No one considered that fact that Sethe only tried to kill her family to save them from being someone's property. But, when asked about the murder, Sethe believes that what she did, was the right action to do,"It ain't my job to know what's worse. It's my job to know what is and to keep them away from what I know is terrible. I did that" (93, Morrison). She justified her actions by saying it's her job as a mother to keep her children safe. In the end, if Sethe didn’t murder her daughter, all of her children and herself would have returned to slavery.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Beloved are both set in the same time period. Both novels share similar themes other than morality. The importance of morality in both novels is the way it pushes these characters into establishing who they are as a
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