In Mark Twain'sThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck was a boy who
thought very little of himself, but had a huge impact on others. His moral standing was
based on what is easier, right or wrong. He lived the way he wanted to live, and no one
told him otherwise. He had the adventure of a lifetime, and yet he learned along the way.
Although Huck has certain beliefs about himself, his actions and decisions contradict
Huck may consider himself lazy, but in reality, he is a very hard worker. At one
point, Huck wants to get away from his father so he comes up with a scheme to fake his
death and escape from his cabin: 'I out with my saw and went to work on that log
again. I took the sack of corn meal and took it to where the canoe was hid and shoved
the vines and branches apart and put it in.
I had wore the ground a good deal, crawling
out of the hole and dragging out so many things. So I fixed that as good as I could from
the outside. Then I fixed the piece of log back into its place. I took the ax and
smashed in the door-I beat it and hacked it considerable, a-doing it. I fetched the
pig.and laid him down on the ground to bleed. Well, last I pulled out some of my hair,
and bloodied the ax good, and stuck it on the back side, and slung the ax in the corner'
(24). If Huck were lazy, he would not have gone through all that trouble to escape, if he
escaped at all. A lazy person would have just stayed there and not worried about what
happened. At another point in the novel,