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Huckleberry Finn: A Book of Lies - College Essay

Huckleberry Finn: A Book of Lies

Stephanie Assimonye
PIB English 2: Hour 5
Ms. Hutton
30 March 2012

A Book of Lies

Thesis: Lies and deceit are prominent characteristics of many of the characters.

* Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Huck's best friend constantly lies childishly in order to entertain.

* Persuade friends on accompanying him on his adventures

* Quote: "He got secret news by his spies that next day a whole parcel of Spanish merchants and rich A-rabs was going to camp down . . . all loaded down with di'monds"(Twain 16).

* Tricks and lures friends into phony adventures

* Entertainment of telling a story

1. Quote: '"Why they rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring, ...

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slave, hurting himself and others

* Tom Sawyer will go to any extreme to create a reckless adventure even if it may cost him his own life or harm others, showing how dismaying and unbelievably cruel society can be.

* Through the course of the novel, self-serving lies are also present through actions of the king and the duke.

* Two men, an older and younger one, lying about their identity

1. Quote: '" I will reveal it to you, for I feel I may have confidence in you"', with the older baldheaded man later responding, `" Bilgewater, I am the late Dauphin" (144,145).

2. Lie to be treated like royal

* Royal Nonesuch and scamming people out of their money

* Quote: "Them rapscallions took in four hundred sixty five dollars in that three nights" (180).

* Give audience a short brief show, collect money paid for a real show, pocket it and leave

* Scams money from dead Peter Wilks will

1. Quote: `"That we better glide out of this, before three in the morning, ...

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