Huckleberry Finn Lies Analysis

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The novel by Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn involves deception through many lies and cons, mostly all the lies in the novel had some sort of selfish reason behind them even if they were thought to be acceptable lies. Mostly all the characters except the Duke and Dauphin have some-what acceptable reasons to lie, Huck wanted an unrestricted lifestyle, Jim just wanted a normal life with his family, and even Tom Sawyer just wanted to have a little adventure. The biggest and most complex cons and lies were led out by some crooks that tried to pass themselves off as royalty to Huck and Jim. Huck knew the whole time that they were frauds but he ”never said nothing, never let on; kept it to [himself]… the best way to get along with [their] …show more content…
Later all their tricks led to their demise when they are tarred and feathered making Huck realize that it’s better to follow the law and instead of feeling a sense of justice, he feels pity on them because he realizes how cruel people are to each other. When Huck lies, it’s a little more acceptable because he’s still young, naïve, and doesn’t really know any better. When he lied and tricked people, most of them were to protect Jim so he wouldn’t be caught and try to get him to the North, but it later becomes more apparent that Huck didn’t want to go back home, to pap or Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas because he was tired of his dad using him to get his money and the restrictions The Widow and Watson had on him. Even though at first he thought following the Duke and Dauphin’s footsteps, he finally realizes after deceiving the Wilks family that “at last, [he was] a-going to chance it; [he’d] up and tell the truth [that] time”(182). During this part of the book he goes through a moral

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