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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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"He's White."

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As Huck's conscience is starting to get the better of him, he decides he needs to tell somebody that Jim is running away. The moment he gets the chance, however, he lies and says the person on the raft with him is white. Later, he feels guilty for not ratting out Jim.

What is symbolic in this moment?

A

This is a symbolic decision for Huck - choosing the reality of the reward for turning Jim in himself, rather than the romanticism of the adventure on the river.

B

This moment symbolically shows Huck's struggle with leaving the safety of the river for the dangers of the shore.

C

This moment is symbolic of Huck's struggle between a deformed conscience and a good heart.

D

Symbolically, Huck is choosing adventure over being responsible, showing Tom Sawyer's eternal influence on Huck.

E

There is no clear symbolism in this moment.