Consider the role of lying in the book. Why is there so much lying? Is this an “immoral” book as so many early critics have said?
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I would say Twain illuminates lying..... he isn't celebrating it. Throughout this text, we most certainly see the main characters tell untruths, stretch the truth, and purposely deceive the people around them. We also see them learn from their mistakes, become aware of repurcussions, and often feel remorse for their actions. Morality is all a part of the lesson.