Mark Twain' s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Mind of Conflict

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The mind of Huckleberry Finn is in a constant battle with none other than itself, one side always choosing to debate against the other. Huckleberry Finn is a young boy that embarks on a perilous journey to save his friend Jim from enslavement in the fiction novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Throughout the story Huck encounters people that change the way he thinks, has a couple of major internal conflicts while floating down the Mississippi River, and makes a decision that sets him on a determined course no matter the consequences. During the novel Huck encounters multiple people the alter his way of thinking and changes his morals.Tom Sawyer, Huck's best friend heavily influences the superego of Huck's mind in telling him the "regular" and "proper" way to break Jim free from the plantation. Huck shows Tom's prominence in his superego when he narrates that, "But we had to have it; Tom said we'd got to..." (Twain 259). The way that Huck interprets the right to get Jim out is being monopolized by Tom. Tom is there to show Huck whats the "proper" way to free Jim, and what he says takes deep root in Huck's mind during this time. The encounters with the King and Duke impact the way id side of Huck's brain. All the various tricks and scams that the King and Duke did were altering what thought of as right and wrong, and he began to think morally wrong things were right. Not only that, but they also altered the way he acts and began to get him to

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