A Moral Paradox

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A Moral Paradox
An adventure isn't one without risks that are life changing. In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, is a book about the struggle of moral ambiguity, and how it transforms Huckleberry Finn into a better person compared to his corrupt society and despite his past influences. Huck’s father, Pap, abandons him at a young age and he his mother passed, so a widow takes him in as her own to “sivilize” him; however, when his alcoholic father comes back he locks Huck up and almost kills Huck. So once Huck had the opportunity to escape, he faked his death so no one would come searching for him, and no one had to worry about him once people thought he died.That’s when the adventure starts -- the river and him, but soon he encounters a friend and outlaws to take risks and encounter decisions that shape him to be empathetic, open-minded, and have a type of higher equity. As Huck travels down the river he has to stop to sleep and gather food. On one day he happens to catch someone else in the woods, it turned out to be Jim. Jim is the widow’s slave. Encountering Jim is a surprise for Huck, but an even larger astonishment for Jim to see him alive. Soon as their neutral friendship progresses Huck says to Jim, “This is nice I wouldn’t want to be nowhere else but here...”(49). Huck is fully enjoying and relaxing through the company of Jim and nature. Because they are both isolated and outlaws they have a common interest and have a natural motivation to keep each other at float rather than have worries of the society beyond the woods. Allowing Jim to tag along with him isn’t such a concern to Huck at first, but soon a guilt of helping property escape eats him up inside. The progression of the relationship between Huck and Jim shows Huck how to treat a friend and soon treat one of color as equal to those of white. Huck’s past experience with Tom Sawyer is a constant fooling around with one another and making ridiculous lies....
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