Huckleberry Finn People Lie Analysis

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, you see how much people lie. People lie to protect others or for selfish reasons is a recurring theme shown through Huck, the Duke and the Dauphin and Tom Sawyer. Huck lied to protect himself and Jim throughout their journey. Right from the beginning of the book, Huck was lying. He lied to his father about the money that he found with Tom and gave to Judge Thatcher. He told his father that he did not have the money because his Pap wanted to take it and buy alcohol. “I hain’t got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he’ll tell you the same” (Twain 29). Huck faked his own death to get away from his father. He faked his death because he knew if he stayed there any longer, he could of ended up dead. Huck dressed like a girl and lied to a woman so he could steal supplies and obtain information. His lie did not go over so well because she ended up figuring out he was a boy, but she didn’t find out who he really was and he got the information he needed. Throughout Huck and Jim’s adventure on the river, he lied to multiple people about Jim. He lied to protect Jim by saying he was…show more content…
He lied to Aunt Sally and said he was just a half brother of Huck’s when he was actually Aunt Sally’s nephew. He was adding on to Huck’s lie. That was the only good lie he told because it helped Huck not get into trouble with Aunt Sally. Tom tried to make things like stories. “You’ve got to invent all the difficulties” ( Twain 231). He wanted to make things harder than they were so he could have a cool story to tell later on. Tom wanted to build a moat and poison people. He wanted to do things for himself. He withheld information from Huck when he did not tell him Jim was a free slave. He could of told Huck right when he saw him that Jim was free but he did not. He kept it a secret so he could help Jim escape and have a big story to tell. He did not tell Huck about Jim for his own selfish
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