Sunday, November 24, 2019
A Victorious Heart essays
A Victorious Heart essays All people will have to make at least one important moral decision in their life and it is up to them whether they go with the practical decision or rely on their heart. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck has to make a decision that, throughout his journey down the river, will tear his conscience apart. He is faced with the dilemma of choosing whether or not to turn in Jim, a runaway slave whom he knew prior to this trip, or helping him to his freedom. As their adventure down the river progresses, Huck and Jim develop a friendship that makes Hucks decision of whether or not to turn him in more difficult. Huck finds himself traveling down a river with a man whom he has never truly gotten to know, but has respected him nonetheless. After Jim has Huck promise not to tell anyone, he then tells his story of how he ran away, which then surfaces the doubt that maybe Huck would tell someone because he now knows the whole story. Huck responds to this doubt, I said I wouldnt [tell], and Ill stick to it. Honest injun, I will. People would call me a low-down abolitionist and despise me (Twain 51). When Huck swears to keep his honesty he says it because he respects Jim, this trust is in no way out of friendship. He is more worried about being brought down in the society he lives in, more than helping Jim out. At this point his conscience has already started to be bothered and he has no idea what to do, but for right now he decides to just go with the flow of the river and hope things work out. He does not truly care for Jim as a friend, but he does not want to get caught because the tr uth about his fake death will then be revealed. At this point though, he does not look up to Jim and the only thing they have in common is the desire of freedom. As the beauty of nature on this trip down the river increasingly becomes stronger and more beautiful, so does Huck...
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