From the beginning of the novel, the author makes it clear that Huck happens to be a boy, coming from the lowest levels of white American society. His dad is a drunk and also a ruffian, disappearing for months on end. As for Huck, he’s always homeless and dirty. In spite of the fact the Widow Douglas tries to improve Huck, he constantly resists her vigorous attempts and keeps being independent. The community hasn’t managed to protect him from his dad, and though the Widow gives Huck some of the schooling along with religious training that he had missed, Huck hasn’t been indoctrinated with social values, unlike a middle-class kid Tom Sawyer. The main personage’s distance from mainstream society makes him quite skeptical of the world around him as well as the ideas it passes on to him.
Huck’s instinctual distrust as well as his experiences as he travels down the river makes him question the things society has already taught him. In accordance with the law, Jim appears to be Miss Watson’s property, though according to Huck’s sense of logic it’s OK to help Jim. Huck’s natural intelligence and also his desire to think through a situation on its own merits lead him several conclusions, which are correct in their context, though it would shock white society. For instance, Huck discovers, when he and Jim come across a group of slave-hunters, telling lies appears to be the right course of action.
Considering Huck is a kid, the world seems to be new to him. Everything he stumbles on is an occasion for thought. Due to his background, he does more than just applying the rules he has been taught—he successfully creates his own rules. In fact, Huck isn’t some kind of independent moral genius. On the contrary, he ought to struggle with some of the preconceptions as for black people that society has ingrained in him, and closer to the end of the novel, Huck demonstrates a readiness to follow Tom Sawyer’s lead. However, even these failures appear to be part of what makes Huck really appealing and also sympathetic. He’s just a boy, after all, and thus, he’s fallible. Being imperfect, Huck represents what anyone can become - a feeling, thinking human being rather than a mere cog in the machine of mean society.
Jim, Huck’s closer friend as he travels down the river, turns to be a man of remarkable intelligence as well as compassion. At first glance, the black man seems to be excessively superstitious, though indeed he boasts a deep knowledge of the natural world.
From the beginning of the novel, the author makes it clear that Huck happens to be a boy, coming from the lowest levels of white American society. His dad is a drunk and also a ruffian, disappearing for months on end. As for Huck, he’s always homeless and dirty.