The shared themes in both stories are on morality, society and class, lies and deceit, and education. The theme of morality meaning knowing and doing what is believed to be right or wrong in the midst of trials. Society and class shows how flawed humanity can be, and how with humanity’s differentiating between classes, there is degradation of other’s integrity. The theme lies and deceit being based on dishonesty is the longest road to travel. Education being a theme expressing how the different levels people have on education somehow invigorates people with the idea that it is okay to treat those on a lower “scholarly” level as if they
Lies and deceit is a theme often seen in children’s books giving a lesson on the consequences they create, but instead, the authors have placed them in adult literature, for all know adults cannot resist the temptation as well. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are lies after ...
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Not many people may support the idea that The Great Gatsby and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are novels sharing any similar literary elements; however, both have many of the same themes, like morality, society and class, lies and deceit, and education; they both have common archetypes like water, darkness, and innate wisdom versus educated stupidity; the community in one novel parallels the other (Huckleberry Finn versus Nick Carraway, Tom Sawyer versus Jay Gatsby, 1830s American society versus Tom Buchanan); and both settings are accurate in depicting the real environment and time period the characters would have lived in, thanks to the authors writing their novels based on the location and time in which they had actually resided.
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