The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

How is Huck's crisis of conscience and the decision he makes about Jim an examle of dramatic irony? Consider how he describes his decision to help Jim: "a lowdown thing," "wicked," and "a disgrace."

Chapters 31 - 33

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Huck's conscience and sense of goodness override the environment and culture in which he's been raised. He describes the decision in that way because as a white southerner he's not supoosed to feel or act the way he does.