How can a man make a decision if he does not approve of himself? A man can not make a decision about a major event if he does not first take of the major the decision of approving of himself. I believe that Huck had such a delay on making the right decision because he did not yet feel comfortable with himself. Huck changed from the being a boy to becoming a man. When Jim and Huck were on there way to Cairo this when Huck faced one of his first big roadblocks between what is right and what is wrong. Huck knew that helping a runaway slave to freedom was against the law. ?We neither of us could keep still. Every time he danced around (Jim) and says, ‘Dah’s Cairo!’ it went through me like a shot, and I thought if it was Cairo I recknoced I would die of miserableness. Huck then began to say to himself what do I do i need to give up Jim now. This goes back and ties in with what Chmielewski said about ethical dilemmas. Jim and Huck spent a lot of time together on the raft.?You’s de only fren’ ole Jim’s got now.? I was paddling off, all in a sweat to tell on him; but when he says this, it seemed to kind of take the tuck out of me (Pg.92).? Huck was not the only boy to feel like John Nelson Huck felt sympathy for Jim. Huck did not have anyone to tell him what was right and what was wrong, It was just him, the raft, and Jim. Huck played a mean trick on Jim in Chapter 15 and afterwards Huck did an unthinkable thing in which I believe is one of the most important parts of the book. ?It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger but I done, it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn’t do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t done that one if I’d knowed it would make him feel t…
…or event if he does not first solve the major the decision of approving of himself.
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