Heart plays an important role in everyday life, but for most, mind powers over heart. In a corrupted society it’s hard for a young voice to stand out over all the rest, but for Huck, his one voice was heard. Huck puts his heart before his mind when it comes to making decisions and essentially, it is the foundation of Huck and Jim’s relationship. Huckleberry Finn shows that a pure heart can overcome a deformed conscience when the individual goes against society’s beliefs and allows his conscience to reform over time. “A discriminating irreverence the creator and the protector of human liberty” (Twain). As the book starts out, Huck is fearful of his father, which ultimately leads to his conflict between his conscience and heart. His head is telling him that he needs to love his parents because society has always told us that parents are good. On the other side, he is trying to get him away from his father because he is a dangerous man and never has done any good to young Huck. “Then I turned around, and there he was. I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much. I reckoned I was scared now too” (Twain 14). When Huck describes seeing his father for the first time, it is clear that Huck is frightened. His heart powers over his mind when he runs away and develops new values by wanting safety and he knows that it’s merely impossible to have a safe environment when living with his father. When Huck came into acquaintance with the Grangerfords, he was truly exposed to society at its worst. He was thrown in the middle of a family feud that had been carrying on for many generations and from the family’s point of view; everything about the feud was completely normal. But once Huck stepped in, he knew that the Grangerford family was unusual. However, his deformed conscience told him that the society he lived in was common and he went along with the feud. When Huck met the Grangerford’s for the first time, he was amazed by the...
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