Do you think that Huck is a moral person? This is an extremely difficult question to answer, simply because every person can have a different perspective of what being "moral" means. This would mean that we can have tons of different answers or statements over Huck's morality. In class, my group talked about why, after the funeral, did Huck suddenly have a change of heart. Although we all agreed that generally Huck did the right thing, and was always pretty moral. He still stole things (or 'borrowed') just to survive. We all chose the same passage, "Well, if ever I struck anything like it, I'm a nigger. It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race." I thought that this passage was showing that Huck suddenly realized that they were going to con a group of people, who hadn't done anything wrong. It wasn't as if they were conning people because they needed the money to survive. Early, Huck had borrowed a chicken, because Jim and him had needed it to survive. This was different. Huck was in a gang, led by the king and the duke, who were using these people's emotions, to gain a profit. It really is a terrible situation, and Huck finally realizes this. Before I had read the three most recent chapters, I wasn't sure how Huck was going to act. If he was going to tell the town what they were doing, and that the king and duke were frauds, or if he was just going to let the con happen.
So far, Huck has decided to take the plan into his own hands, and has taken the money from the king and duke and hidden it in the coffin. He plans to write a letter to Mary Jane and let her know where the money is in a few weeks. I believe Huck's actions now, prove that our originally theory about this particular situation made Huck somehow feel uncomfortable. My question to you, is why? Why was this situation different for Huck? Why did his guilty conscience suddenly spark, and make him realize that what he was doing was wrong? Was it because the people they were stealing from didn't deserve it? What do you think?