Christine Norvell is a high school English teacher, earning her Masters in Humanities from Faulkner University's Great Books program. She’s a senior contributor for The Imaginative Conservative and has also written for The University Bookman, Circe Institute, and StoryWarren. Norvell is also the author of Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion.
The censorship of slavery no longer dictates Huck’s morality. Unlike Tom, Huck has begun to question his society’s standards, to weigh and consider what is just and right, and I hope that by reading this story, my students may follow him in this difficult endeavor.