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I think this certainly has to do with Huck's view on what it means to be civilized. Huck’s new world of school, manners, church and money are at odds with his internal instincts to be free. Huck craves to live deliberately every day in the outdoors. The word is spelled wrong to symbolize that it has little meaning to Huck. AS the story progresses Huck will discover that "civilized" people often lack the internal moral compass that Huck has developed from living an "uncivilized life".