Good and Bad
The world is full of bad people and good people, but it is hard to categorize people with few details about them. People tend to say “never judge a book by its cover”. But that quote does not apply to everyone, sometimes judging someone based on their apparel is very effective, and in some cases more than enough to know which category they fall into, bad or good. In the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the bad guys and good guys are simple to catch, Huck and Jim are clearly the good guys and the King and Duke and Huck’s father would be considered the bad guys. The good guys are usually though of to be those characters in the book who help others and ...view middle of the document...
He wishes to help others and put his life in danger for those whom are really worth it. He shows his love and humanity when he discovered Pap’s corpse on the houseboat.
...But it didn't budge. So I hollered again, and then Jim says: "De man ain't asleep -- he's dead. You hold still-- I'll go en see. "He went, and bent down and looked, and says: "It's a dead man. Yes, indeedy; naked, too. He's ben shot in de back. I reck'n he's ben dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan' look at his face -- it's too gashly." (Twain ).
Here he is humane about a person who has died and he does not let Huck see the body since it is his fathers. He tried to save Huck from suffering and seeing his father dead.
The bad guys in the story are clearly the Duke and King, because to start off they lied. They are not a real Duke and King, instead they are actually conmen who team up to take stuff from gullible people. They are both terrible people but the worse is King, he stole money lots of money and Duke stole in smaller amounts.
Like as not we got to be together a blamed long time on this h-yer raft, Bilgewater, and so what's the use o' your bein' sour? It 'll only make things on-comfortable. It ain't my fault I warn't born a duke, it ain't your fault you warn't born a king—so what's the use to worry? Make the best o' things the way you find 'em, says I—that's my motto. This ain't no bad thing that we've struck here—plenty grub and an easy life—come, give us your hand, duke, and le's all be friends. (19.47)
In this quote it shows that they are such bad people that they try to conn each other, but at the end it just made them team up. The Duke has a high moral ground in the pair. Also the two men do not gather because they are friends or because they enjoy each other’s presence they instead join because they are wanting to have an easy life, and not work to earn things to survive.
The other bad person in...