Huck Proves his Morality
In Huckleberry Finn, as a young boy, Huck goes through life changing his perspective on his and society’s ethics. Huckleberry Finn was written in the 1800’s, when blacks were still treated poorly and were slaves. Mark Twain the author of Huckleberry Finn, disagrees with the idea of slaves, so he created the character Huck to speak his mind. Mark twain develops Huck’s honorable character in Huckleberry Finn; showing Huck’s nonjudgmental ways his honor by going against society to help Jim escape.
In the beginning of the novel Huck is helping Jim, a slave escape by dressing up as a girl to find out what people have heard about Jim running away. As Huck is trying to act as a girl Jim gives him tips on how to act; “only Jim said I didn’t walk like a girl; and he said I must quit pulling up my gown to get at my britches pocket.” He is going out of his way and putting a lot of effort into helping Jim by practicing acting as a girl. Huck is open minded and takes advice from Jim while most white people of the time wouldn’t even help a slave, let alone take advice. The old woman tells Huck what happened and what she thinks happening; “but I done some thinking. I was pretty near certain I’d seen smoke over there.” Huck uses this to his advantage and tries to trick the people that Jim is on the island. He lights a fire to divert them away from
Jim so they can get way before someone finds them there. Eventually the old woman finds out Huck is a boy but he continues to lie about his true identity, the woman asks, “Whats your real name, now?” Huck responds “George peters, mum.” He tells her a fake back story of how he came to her house because he doesn’t want to let her know about how he is befriending Jim and it would discredit his trust towards Jim. Huck wants to keep Jim’s trust so they can work together to reach Huck’s uncle. Huck fools the woman to pull information from her to help Jim...