The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By F. D. Salinger

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Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield may seem to be complete opposites at first glance; however, in fact they’re extremely similar. Huck Finn, the lead protagonist in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is an adolescent boy who was abandoned by his father at a young age. When his father returned Huck ran away and went on an adventure with a runaway slave named Jim. Similarly Holden Caulfield also went on an adventure during which he made several self-discoveries. In The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Holden is a teenager who rebels against adults. It is repeated throughout the novel that Holden hates “phonies” and he justifies all of his lies so that he can avoid being what he hates so much in his own mind. Despite the fact that Huck and Holden are different ages, and that they grew up in different cultures at different times they share several similarities. Both Huck and Holden are dishonest, and brave, a difference between them is their attitudes. Throughout Holden’s adventure in New York he lies to almost every person he meets. Huck also lies a great deal; however, when he deceives people it’s usually only to protect himself and Jim. An examples of Holden’s lying is when he is talking to Ernest Morrow‘s mother. Their conversation: "Oh, how lovely! Perhaps you know my son, then, Ernest Morrow? He goes to Pencey." "Yes, I do. He 's in my class." Her son was doubtless the biggest bastard that ever went to Pencey, in the whole crumby history of the school. He

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