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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel that will continue to be read for decades to come Why The novel by Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens has many themes that relate to society today Even today society continues to talk about whether the novel should be read amongst high-school curriculums Society is also continuing to deal with racism and its effects on the lives of African-Americans Another theme that is prevalent in society is lying among American children Huck Finn is a self taught liar and a very good one at that On the raft while floating down the Mississippi Huck has an opportunity to exercise his gift for lying The boy enjoys mendacity he lies for the sake of lying and keeps the reader turning the page piling on one fiction after another Just before the runaways get started Huck visits a neighboring town to get information and encounters a farmers wife He is dressed in an old dress and is pretending to be a young girl searching for her relatives The woman suspects his sex and tries various devices to ascertain if her suspicions are true Among these is threading a needle and throwing a bar of lead at the rats which swarm around the house Finally she makes Huck own up that he is a boy In any case this is a great example of a young boy lying until his nose is a foot long Lying is prevalent among todays children as well Racism has an obvious connection to todays society In the novel Huck says many racist comments In this scene Aunt Sally hears of a steamboat explosion Good gracious anybody hurt she asks Nom comes the answer Killed a nigger Aunt Sally later refers to the nigger as if they are not even a person regarding the death as if it did not even matter Well its lucky because sometimes people
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