Examples Of Lying In Huckleberry Finn

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Lying is defined as saying something that is not true. Whether the lie is to protect themselves or for their own selfish needs, everyone lies. This is clearly demonstrated and portrayed in the story of (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) where there are lies in every chapter, some are good and others are bad. But what distinguishes between a good lie and a bad lie. Are all lies bad? Why does so much lying occur in the story of (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). In the story of (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) there are many lies that deal with selfish intent and amusement, survival, and protection of friends and family. Jim, as he is portrayed in the (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), is seen as a simple and also trustworthy character. As we progress through the book we begin to see the care that Jim has for Huck. Jim wants to protect Huck and we see that when Jim says to Huck "It's a dead man. Yes, indeedy; naked, too. He's ben shot in de back. I reck'n he's ben dead two er three days. Come in, Huck, but doan' look at his face—it's too gashly" (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). Jim knows the dead person on the ground is Huck’s real father but decides not to tell Huck in order to protect his friend. …show more content…

He even tries one of his jokes on Jim and he says "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 about ten minutes ago, and I reckon I done the same. You couldn't a got drunk in that time, so of course you've been dreaming" (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). Huck lies to Jim but unlike Jim he does it for his own selfish intent and amusement and in turn makes him upset and this makes Huck upset too because he didn't mean it to make Jim look

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