Society`s laws & values can conflict with personal morals & values.

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Society’s laws & values can conflict
with personal morals & values.
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Topic: nature, Huck, freedom, religion, Jim
Huck is conflicted about turning Jim in
Jim thinks he should be free
Huck doesn’t want to be “sivilized”
Grangerford/Shepherdson feud
Huck thinks stealing what you don’t need
is wrong
Freedom means different things to
different people.
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Topic: Huck, Jim, freedom, nature
Huck wants to escape Pap
Jim wants freedom from slavery
Huck & Jim want freedom from society &
its flaws
People tend to behave irrationally &
even cruelly in groups.
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Topic: nature, freedom, religion
Boggs incident
Feud (Grangerford/Shepherdsons)
When the mob tries to bust the king &
duke
• Tom’s gang
• King and duke are tarred & feathered
• Mob searches for Jim
The tension between freedom and
conformity can cause inner conflict
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Topic: freedom, Huck, nature
Huck struggles with whether to turn in Jim
Huck struggles with whether to obey Pap
Huck doesn’t want to be “sivilized”
Huck wonders about stealing
Society’s laws & values need to be
examined, questioned, & changed
if necessary
• Topic: Huck, Jim, freedom, nature,
education, religion
• Practical education is valuable
• Slavery is wrong
• Hypocrisy is wrong – people should do
what they say they’ll do in church
Belief in superstition is often strong
in people who have little control
over their lives.
• Topic: superstition, Huck, Jim
• Jim & Huck have little control over their
lives and are superstitious
• Widow Douglas & Miss Watson are not
superstitious (salt incident)

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