Lies In Huckleberry Finn

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Lying is the way of society today. Whether it is said to be a good intention or a bad intention, everybody lies. My personal opinion on lying is that there are appropriate times to use one and bad times to use one. According to the statistics, people on average lie between 1-3 times a day. Sometimes, people lie to help out someone they care about. Sometimes people lie to spread rumors about another or to hurt someone. In the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck lies on numerous occasions. Some of them are to help others and some are because he is scared of the outcome. In some situations I can be proud of my lying. One specific example that I remember is when I lied to my little sister about her fish dying. The reason her fish died was…show more content…
Huck was a young boy and did not have as much intelligence as you or I do. While Jim and Huck were living on Jackson Island, Huck thought that it would be funny to put a dead rattle snake in Jim’s blanket. He did this because Jim told him that the worst luck you could have would be to touch a snakeskin with your bare hands. When Jim got into his blanket, the rattlesnake’s mate was next to it and bit Jim in the heel. Huck says, “I wouldn’t ever take a-holt of a snakeskin again with my hands, now that I see what had come of it” (59.) Although he never lies to Jim about putting the snake in his blanket, he never owned up to his mistake and told Jim how the snake got there. I consider this a lie because he never told the truth. This prank was taken too far and made Huck look like a…show more content…
He lies to himself to feel good. He is convinced that he would make a great king and tells himself that he has to kill his way to become king. In conclusion, it is sometimes essential to tell lies so that you can be successful in life. There are also times when telling the truth is the best thing to do. In the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck tells a lot of lies for different reasons. He is actually complimented on his lies from the Duke. I have lied in my time and have been successful and unsuccessful with it, I have learned when the appropriate time to use one is. It is impossible for anyone to go through their whole lifetime without telling a lie. This is

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