The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discuss the theme of individual conscience verses society and how it relates to the theme of freedom in the novel.

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Huck must examine his conscience throughout the story. Huck's own value system often comes in conflict with Southern white views on issues like racism and organized religion. Huck not only longs to free himself from the physical confines of his being but from the social confines of a very homogenous, and ignorant, status-quo,

"I said I wouldn't, and I'll stick to it. Honest INJUN, I will. People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum – but that don't make no difference. I ain't a-going to tell, and I ain't a-going back there, anyways. So, now, le's know all about it."