The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

How is it ironic that Huck tries to excuse his wickedness??

Please help! I have no idea!

"How does Huck try to excuse his "wickedness" in helping Jim to escape? (I already know this first q) and How is this passage ironic?"

Chapter 31!

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From the text:

"Well, I tried the best I could to kinder soften it up somehow for myself, by saying I was brung up wicked, and so I warn't so much to blame; but something inside of me kept saying, "There was the Sunday school, you could a gone to it; and if you'd a done it they'd a learnt you, there, that people that acts as I'd been acting about that nigger goes to everlasting fire."

He blames the fact that he was brought up wicked.... irony can be found in the fact that Huck is doing everything he can to help Jim..... not to hurt him or turn him in.

Source(s): The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

You must not have read the book.