Mark Twain said of Huck Finn: “It is a novel where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat. The conscience – that unerring monitor—can be trained to any wild thing you want it to approve.” Thinking about this comment, explain Huck’s moral development throughout the novel and interpret what the most important change he goes through is in regards to being a good person.
For his heroes Twain uses a boy with an abusive father who lacks a traditional education, who is barely literate, and who rejects society, as well as an uneducated, gullible, yet caring slave. Evaluate the things that make Huck or Jim admirable heroes and determine the significance of Twain’s decisions about his characters
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