Page 94. " What's the use in learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wage is just the same? "

Huckleberry's father was not happy to find out that he was learning to read and write, because he himself was uneducated and didn't want to feel less powerful than his son. With this he made his son come to think that learning was useless and that it would get a person nowhere in life so there was no point to put any time into it. This made him think simply that you get the same outcome from doing right or wrong, but doing it right was harder so he would just do wrong. This is important in finding the motivation for many of his actions in the novel.