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In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Huck the main character attempts to establish his identity Huck explores many identities that appeal to him throughout the story such as a religious and sivilized life with the Widow Douglas a violent and irrational life with the Grangerfords and a dishonest and imposturous life with the Duke and King However by assimilating to others Huck essentially neglects his true morals beliefs and virtues Furthermore Hucks ambiguity causes him to blindly conform to those who surround him In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck pursues an authentic identity which is to live an uncivilized nonviolent rational and moral life Indeed Mark Twain utilizes Hucks personal morals to criticize the South on the issues of slavery violence and honesty Although Huck is seemingly content under the civilized Widow Douglas he still possesses a natural desire to be free When Pap takes him to live by the river Huck notes that it is kind of lazy and jolly laying off comfortable all day smoking and fishing and no books nor study and I didnt see how Id ever got to like it so well at the widows where you had to wash and eat on a plate Twain 1279 The uncertainty of Hucks identity is apparent from his conflicting relationships with both the Widow Douglas and Pap While under the Widows rule Huck values discipline and order however when living with Pap he values idleness and laziness In addition Huck trys to accommodate to those who surround him by assimilating to their ways Pap informs Huck that he might have to return to the Widow and Huck is appalled Huck thinks to himself this shook me up considerable because I didnt want to go back to the widows any more and be so cramped up and sivilized as they called it Twain 1280 Not unlike a slave Huck values freedom greatly and ultimately cannot live within restricting boundaries Twain
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