Huckleberry Finn, Conscience

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A Matter of Conscience Society and the values of others around you is where your conscience comes from. This however, is a deformed conscience. It has been molded by society’s views, not your own. Just because society taught you to believe in something, doesn’t make it right. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, Huck overcomes the society’s conscience, and goes with his sound heart. Huck has …

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…it, your heart should tell you that it should be okay for them to have it. In conclusion, society has an extremely large influence on people’s conscience. Society teaches you from the time you are able to grasp concepts that certain things are bad and other things aren’t. However, if you know something like slavery is wrong, like Huck did, you should be able to stand up for it, and follow your heart.