Huckleberry Finn Hoesty Quotes Analysis Essay

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Huckleberry Finn Reading Analysis – Core Topic
Passage Analysis of topic - Honesty
“But Tom wanted to resk it; so we slid in there and got three candles, and Tom laid five cents on the table for pay.”(7) Both Tom and Huck are doing wrong on sneaking around yet Tom gives the impression of being an honest person since he takes the candles without anyone noticing but he leaves money on the table for pay instead of just leaving with the candles.
“Jim always kept that five-centered piece around his neck with a string and said it was a charm the devil give to him with his own hands…”(7) Jim seems to like attention and uses dishonesty to get the attention. He goes around telling others that he has encountered the devil and he has bin given
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Jim talks on and on about going to the free states, especially about his plan to earn money to buy the freedom of his wife and children. Jim might be saying this to Huck because he is thankful or because he really means it. In past passages Jim’s honesty has been put in jeopardy.
“They went off, and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low, because I knowed very well I had done wrong, and I see it warn’t no use for me to try to learn to do right…”(85) Huck seems to lie a lot. It’s very easy for him to be deceptive with others yet he is honest with himself. He is aware of when he is doing wrong and knows that he can’t change the fact that he is a fallacious person.
“"Mars Jawge, if you'll come down into de swamp I'll show you a whole stack o' water-moccasins."(102) There’s something playful about some kinds of deception in this novel. It doesn’t seem manipulative so much as beneficial in cases like this. The deception in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn often points out how almost everyone is gullible to some extent, or at least trusts in the honest or well-intentioned nature of others.
“It wouldn’t a done no good; and besides, it was just as I said; you couldn’t tell them from the real kind.”(141) The reason why can’t tell a real majesty from an imposter is because they are both dishonest with their people. The imposter lies in order to get…

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