The development of Huck from borderline racist to an individual free of self-deception and the influences of society is an ongoing process throughout the novel. In the final chapter, Huck is still evolving and unable to completely rid himself of society’s hypocritical values. He has, however, come far. The culmination of his transformation is when he decides to save Jim and tell his conscience and religious teaching to “go to hell”(Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, p.361). There is a certain irony in this: that by doing this he makes the perhaps most Christian gesture in the whole novel: he loves his neighbor - the slave and “three fifth” of a man - Jim.