Examples Of Liars In Huckleberry Finn

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Liars of the Past Were all 14 year old boys liars in the 1800’s? In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the boy Huckleberry Finn lies to his father, lies to get out of trouble, lies to his friends, and lies to people that help him. One example, when Huckleberry Finn lies is when he lies to his father about his money. “ ‘I haint got no money.’ ‘It’s a lie. Judge Thatcher’s got it. You git it. I want it.’‘I hain’t got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he’ll tell you the same’” (p.20). Huckleberry Finn deceives his father because he knows the only reason why he wants the money is to buy liquor, get drunk and, beat Huck Finn. Another example of Huckleberry Finn lying to his father is when Pap asked Huck what is he doing with his gun. “ ‘What you doin with this gun?’ ‘… Somebody tried to get in,…show more content…
One example is, “Well, this is too many for me, Jim. I hain’t seen no fog, nor no islands, nor no troubles, nor nothing, I been setting here talking with you all night till you went to sleep” (p. 84). Huck Finn lies to Jim, his friend because he doesn’t want Jim to know that they were separated. The Second example is, “ ‘Be done boys! Who’s there?’ ‘It’s me.’ ‘Who’s me?’ ‘George Jackson sir’” (p.95). Huck lies to the Grangerford’s about who he really is. The whole time the Grangerford’s took care of Huck, Huck lies about his identity to people that help him. Huck Finn lies to his friends and people that help him because he thinks it’s funny, and so no one knows who he really is. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn lies to people that help him, lies to his friends, lies to his father, and lies to get out of trouble. He lies so he doesn’t get in trouble, lies because he enjoys it, and he lies so he can help Jim escape from slavery. Huckleberry Finn may lie a lot, but is there any other 14 year old boy in the 1800’s that would lie to save a different race from slavery and risk their own
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