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It was easier to recognize the traits that Twain was contemptuous of since the entire book was supposed to satirize society But there were certain traits that Twain admired too 3 Twain showed that he admired morality in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn personified through Huck We have no real morals but only artificial onesmorals created and preserved by the forced suppression of natural and healthy instinct4 Such instances include his not telling on Jim when he ran away Huck returning the stolen money to the girls and Huck trying to escape from the King and the Duke after the burial Twain chooses to have Huck evolve morally in the novel instead of giving him an outstanding sense of morals throughout the novel There are three distinct phases of Hucks maturing process that can be found in the beginning middle and end of the novelHuckleberry Finn was raised in an environment in which he developed a deformed conscience He was a fostered in an unpleasant atmosphere His traditions and environment pull him one way1 His father known only as Pap was a drunk and would beat him constantly when Pap was around And since his father was not around for the majority of the time he didnt have a strong influence to tell him what was right and wrong He did not care for his guardian the Widow very much When she was telling Huck about heaven and hell he couldnt see no advantage in going where she was going heaven so he made up his mind that he wouldnt try for it Which again shows Hucks navet of the concepts of heaven and hell His only real idol was Tom who shared the same deformed conscience and sense of immaturity that Huck did Huck also had this sensation of immaturity and corrupt morals plainly because he didnt know any better Where he was raised slavery was not only accepted it was condoned Since he
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