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Huck Finn and Morality Throughout the incident on pages 66-69 in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck fights with two distinct voices One is siding with society saying Huck should turn Jim in and the other is seeing the wrong in turning his friend in not viewing Jim as a slave Twain wants the reader to see the moral dilemmas Huck is going through and what slavery ideology can do to an innocent like Huck Huck does not consciously think about Jims impending freedom until Jim himself starts to get excited about the idea The reader sees Hucks first objection to Jim gaining his freedom on page 66 when Huck says Well I can tell you it made me all over trembly and feverish too to hear him because I begun to get it through my head that he was most free-and who was to blame for it Why me I could get that out of my conscience no how nor no way Huck is hearing the voice of society at this point not his own He does not see a moral dilemma with Jim being free he is opposed to the fact that he is the one helping him This shows Huck misunderstanding of slavery Huck does not treat Jim like a slave when they travel together this shows the reader that Huck views Jim as an equal in most ways Huck sees having a slave only as owning the person not actually being a slave to someone Therefore when he helps Jim runaway it would be like stealing This conscience is telling him that Miss Watson Jims master never did anything wrong to him and that he shouldnt be doing a wrong to her by helping Jim escape This is a totally different view of Miss Watson from Hucks perspective Huck always disliked Miss Watson but now that this society voice plays a part in Hucks judgment his views are changed This society views
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