These men are not hesitant to hunt slaves, yet they refuse to help a sick man. Huck continues in his struggles as his moral beliefs conflict with the moral beliefs of the society of his time.
As a poor, uneducated boy, Huck distrusts the morals and intentions of the society that treats him as an outcast and fails to protect him from abuse.
His most distinguished novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn convey the vanquished way of life in the pre-Civil War Mississippi Valley and life on the river. Huck writes a letter to Miss Watson to return Jim, yet he ends up ripping the letter and wishes to free Jim.
According to the essay, The Struggle to Find Oneself Huck has become so used to being free that he sees the Widow Douglas' protection solely in terms of confinement. Throughout the story we learn that Huck functions as a more noble person when he is not confined by the hypocrisies of civilization.
Freedom not only from Huck's internal paradoxical struggle in defining right and wrong, but also freedom from Huck's personal relationships with the Widow Douglas and his father, as well as freedom from the societal institutions of government, religion, and prejudices.
Although some believe that Mark Twains' novel perpetuates racist feelings, in fact Twain uses the characters to demonstrate the immorality of slavery.
This attitude is a result of his separation from society at an early age.