Huck is a very innocent boy at the beginning of the story. When Tom shows up, Huck becomes mischievous and decides to fool around with Tom. When Pap starts to beatHuck, Huck decides that he can’t handle it anymore and feels “late”, because he hasn’tbeen so free for a long time. At this point, Huck is mature enough to understand thedangers of life and becomes a more cautious person. After stealing some stuff, he has amoral crisis with not giving back the stolen “property.” He also starts lying to get awayfrom the faults and also tries to keep Jim with him because Jim is “my only friend.” Afterthe Duke and Dauphin show up, Huck can’t control where they go anymore because theyare more powerful and he and Jim. After the Dauphin turned Jim in, Huck started gettingserious about life. “It was a close place. I took, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling,because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute,sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All right then, I’ll go to hell”—andtore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them staysaid; and never thought no more about reforming.” At this point, Huck is a mature manand decides for himself. He eventually rescues Jim and finally, at the end of the story,decides to stop writing. He also says that he will choose his own future and move to theWild West.6.
1. Huck knows that the Duke and the Dauphin are frauds but a young boy and aslave can’t do much, so he decides to just play along with the frauds as long as he doesn’tget into too much trouble.2. Huck thinks it’s immoral to “borrow” things from people and not give them back.Therefore, Huck and Jim decide to give up some things and stick with the basicnecessities of life. That way, they decide that they aren’t bad people.3. When the robbers on the wrecked ship are stranded on the streamship after Huck and Jim leave with their boat, Huck decides that he has done bad and considers himself amurderer. He decides to tell the ferry watchman what has happened and feels betterafterwards. However, even with Huck’s help, the robbers do not make it off the boat alive.4. When the Duke and the Dauphin decide that they would impersonate the Wilksbrothers, Huck is drawn into a conflict. He can’t decide whether to stick to the plan andgo along with the frauds or to turn them in. At the end, he decides that the frauds aren’tgood people and turn them in to Mary Jane and tells her to run away to a neighbor’shouse because her innocent face would alert the frauds that something was wrong.However, before Huck could turn them in, the real Wilks brothers show up from Englandand the frauds are caught and tested. However, they run away and catch up with the Huck and Jim who are about to leave in the raft.5. One of the main conflicts of the story is the conflict between Tom and Huck. Tomwants to make everything more complicated than need be. One time is when Huck andTom attempt to steal Jim. Huck thinks that they can just steal the key and sneak Jim out.However, Tom wants to make it a memorable moment and wants to spend 37 or 38 years