The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What did you think of Huck’s decision to “go to hell” and steal Jim out of slavery?

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As Huck ponders his choices, his conscience begins to trouble him again. He cannot help but feel guilty for assisting Jim, despite the fact that his instincts constantly force him into that role. After trying to pray for resolution, Huck writes a letter to Miss Watson detailing where Jim is and signs it Huck Finn.' After he finishes the letter, he feels momentary relief and is confident that he has saved himself from going to hell for helping a slave. Huck, in the sense, is a progressive character. Unlike Tom, he relies on an inner moral code rather than simply an adventurous soul. Huck comes to represent a value system born out of an instinct for goodness.