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Huck is put in a major moral dilemma in Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn - whether to turn Jim in or not to Religion tells him that by helping Jim go free he will go to hell He would walk around town in shame if found out Society would disown him Yet Hucks relationship with Jim along with his own principles aids Huck to choose the right decision one in which he continues assisting Jim on his quest for freedom Religion tells Huck that by aiding Jim on his quest for freedom he will burn in hell Huck does not find this comforting Huck in the middle of his scared frustrated decision thinks There was the Sunday school you could a gone to it and if youd a done it theyd a learnt you there that people that acts as Id been acting about that nigger goes to everlasting fire Huck didnt want to be a bad kid - he didnt want to disgrace god The thought of him in hell made him shiver Yet religion in this totally oppressive time in American society believed that by helping a slave get free was appalling and totally immoral Huck although not realizing it himself did not agree with religions ideal on slavery And I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldnt try to quit being the kind of boy I was and be better So I kneeled down But the words wouldnt come It was because my heart warnt right it was because I warnt square Huck believes that he is a sinner that he is disgracing his religion because he couldnt pray a lie This shows how Huck morally opposes religions belief on oppressing people The status-quo of the time in America especially the south was that black people were stupid only useful for labor they werent treated as humans This is apparent as Hucks frequent use of the word nigger
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