Huck Finn Moral Changes

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Huck Finn's Moral Changes  

In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn undergoes many moral changes. In the beginning of the book, Huck is wild and carefree, playing jokes and tricks on people and believing them all to be hilarious. When Huck's adventures grow to involve more people and new moral questions never before raised, you can tell that he has started to change. By the time the book is almost over, people can see a drastic change in Huck's opinions, thoughts, and his views of "right and wrong".

Sometimes, serious events can affect a person's morals, opinions, and values. This is clearly shown in Huck as his adventures progress further into seriousness. Even through the seriousness, Mark Twain has still added a twist of humor to keep everything interesting, and that is what keeps readers interested in reading the book. Readers might even be affected by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn their opinions prior to reading the book and opinions following the exposure to these ideas may differ. Huck's views on theology, "right and wrong" opinions, views of slavery, and the tricks he plays all reflect the beliefs that Huck holds when he is introduced in the early part of the book. Hucks opinion of religion shows his lack of concern for serious things. When lectured on heaven and hell (by which he refers to by the "good" and "bad" place respectively), he quickly decides that he wants to go to the "bad" place because he finds no interest in singing and praying to god, while the bad place appeals to him as he hears that his friend Tom Sawyer is going to the bad place. His views of praying also reflect his lack of serious concerns. Instead of praying for help in finding faith, he prays for a fishing line.

This upsets him when he finds that there are no fishing hooks (Pg. 13) and takes prayer lightheartedly until faced with another moral problem later into the book. His carefree and wild ways are expressed with his...
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