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The Effects of Morality In every persons life at one point they will have to make a choice based on their moral beliefs These decisions can show what a person believes in right from the start In Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the main character Huck makes two very important moral decisions The first being how he treats Jim when he first meets him at Jacksons Island and the second is to tear up the letter to Miss Watson out of his love for Jim When Huck first runs away from Pap he goes to Jacksons Island and thinks that he is the only person there He soon finds out that this is not true and that Miss Watsons Jim41 is taking refuge there as well Many people would hate to be alone on an island with a nigger43 but Huck is instead happy to have someone to converse with At first Jim thinks he sees Hucks ghost and is petrified Huck eases Jims feelings by changing the subject and saying Its good daylight les get breakfast41 showing that Huck is not only real but he does not mind that Jim is black Jim feels that Huck might tell on him for running away but he then decides that it will be okay to tell him why he ran away from Miss Watson Jim keeps asking Huck if he is going to tell anyone about his running away and Huck replies People would call me a low down abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum but that dont make no difference I aint gonna tell43 Hucks response truly shows that his ignorance has no bearing over his moral kindness When taken into consideration good morality is much more important in the long run than being the most intelligent person After journeying with Jim for quite some time Huck begins to feel bad about harboring a runaway slave He decides to write a letter
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