Huck is living. This is seen when Huck considers sending a letter. Jim escape slavery, even though he believes he will go to hell for it (see, christian views on slavery ). They also make their living off of lying - they are true con artists. For example, Huck lies to prevent needless trouble. Lying for Protection and Safety. Jim is running away because he overheard Miss Watson planning to "sell him South" for eight hundred dollars.
Huck also lies once or twice for a good cause. Faking his own death and fleeing town seems a little over the top. Some of his lies are a little overdramatic, but they are generally for a good reason, and his conscience puts limits on those to whom he lies. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck almost always lies to strangers, though his personal lies never result in harm to anyone else. Huck has a carefree life free from societal norms or rules, stealing watermelons and chickens and "borrowing" boats and cigars. Huck certainly does when he fakes his own death. Appearances edit The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896) Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) "Schoolhouse Hill" (1898) unfinished "Huck Finn" (1898) unfinished Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians unfinished Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy unfinished "Tom Sawyer's Gang. The first time he goes on shore to see what's been going on, he pretends to be a girl. However, most of them serve a clear purpose similar to those for which we might tell a white lie. In the course. When Jim realizes this, he is incredibly disappointed in Huck and lets him know this.