Monday, February 11, 2019

Using Lies to Define Morality of Characters in Adventures of Huckleberr

Mark Twain once said, Lie--an odium before the Lord and an ever present help in eon of trouble. Twains description of deceit gives it a type of double meaning. This idea of duplicity being used for good as well as black is not unheard of. Many time people find it necessary to repose to maintain a greater good or hand over a life. However, all too often, people lie for self-serving, immoral purposes. In this quote, Twain elegantly shows the delicate balance between good and hatred in the performance of the same act. Furthermore, Twain also shows this complex perspective in his portrayal of characters in Adventures of huckabackleberry Finn. Twains novel emulates his quote, juxtaposing the good and bad aspects of stint the truth. Throughout the novel, Twain provides numerous commentaries on the morality of characters. His display of thaumaturgy in the story continually serves to improve the reader?s agreement of a character?s moral integrity, based on the constitut ion and intent of the lie. In The Adventures of huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses the lies of numerous characters to better desexualize the moral ambiguity of those characters. Twain portrays the complete lack of moral grapheme in the King and the Duke through their cons and deceit. On numerous accounts, the King and the Duke lie to others exclusively for self-serving and wicked motives. From the first meeting with the King and the Duke, Huck knows that, ?these liars warn?t no kings nor dukes at all, but just poor humbugs and frauds? (ch. 19), knowledge obtained via the utter disregard for others in the King and the Duke?s scams. Huck?s use of ?fraud? (ch. 19), for instance, highlights the duo?s use of assumed personas to rob others of their possessions, acts of such low ... ...n contrast to those of the King and Duke expose the duality between good and evil present in everyday life. Traditionally, a dark shadow has loomed over the art of deception, and rightfully so in regards to the King and Duke. However, when in the face of a greater evil, a little(a) number of noble people can use lies in a dignified manner, as demonstrated by Huckleberry Finn. By observing the motives individual has for straying from the truth, the morality of that person emerges, becoming ever more discernable . Lying, however, has evolved into an archetype for immorality and evil, only to be slightly redeemed by those who are fighting for a greater good. In this light, Twain portrays the wave-particle duality nested within deceitfulness within numerous characters in his Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a dichotomy that is too often slanted toward one, immoral side. - cdyoung

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