The Question and Answer section for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Huck is a rather counter-cultural character. His self-confidence happens gradually starting back with the first book Tom Sawyer. Huck seems to take things in both code and bad. By his own novel we see Huck becoming more self-aware. He seems to...
Huck is a counter-culture sort of boy. Most men smoked back then but Huck has his own values and principles. These values extend to other areas like his disdain for slavery.
Are you referring to Jim's escape? I think Huck is withholding the fact that he knew Jim was an escaped slave and that they have beentravelling together for all this time.