The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Huck says, "And yet here's a case in which I'm blest if it don't look to me like the truth is better and actually safer than a lie... I'm a going to chance it; I'll up and tell the truth this time..." What does this tell us about his character?

Based on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, chapters 24-28, in reference to Huck deciding to tell one of the nieces the truth about how he and the King and Duke came to be at the town.

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Huck is changing into a young man who is developing his own moral code and value structure. Where much of his childhood involved telling small lies, Huck now sees the importance the truth might have in helping people. Part of the draw to Huck's personality is that he is a decent person; he tries to do the right thing. He sees the Duke and King as the charlatans they are but refuses to let their lies harm innocent people like the girls who were about to lose their inheritance.