The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Personal Identity

I need a quote from huckleberry Finn that represents personal identity.

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It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn't do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn't done that one if I'd a knowed it would make him feel that way. (15.49)

Huck struggles with his identity as a white person and his identity as a human being. Huck's internal values tells him that Jim is an upstanding guy who deserves his respect but society demands that he look down on Jim.