The Hoax Of Personalities : Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The Hoax of Personalities In Mark Twain 's the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the true identity of an individual is questioned countless times between three central characters. Along with identity, one’s self pride can also be at task. The inheritance of money, faking death, and the will to be free are at hand to become a true successor in the journey northward. With “help” from the so called King and Duke, their mission to Cairo is put more at risk rather than if Huck and Jim remained alone. Before the trip even started, Huck had to escape the imprisonment of his cruel and abusive father, Pap. Huck’s idea of a good father was far from what Pap was, a drunk. Pap had kidnapped him because he claimed Huck was more advanced personally; he could read, write, and he had money Miss Watson gave him. Huck’s only chance of a life outside abuse was an escape. “I took the axe and smashed in the door- I beat it and hacked it considerable, a doing it. I fetched the pig in and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the ax, and laid him on the ground to bleed” (Twain 25). In cases as such, faking death, or fraudulency in general can be used for good. If escaping a bad life can get you into a better one, many would say go for it, however; now that Huck is “dead” he must cover up his identity to save his true self. In 2013, a film known as Identity Thief , is about a woman in Florida that steals a man by the name of Sandy Bigilow Patterson 's personal

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