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Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows a young boy named Huck through his adventures down the Mississippi River Through the adventures and obstacles he faces and overcomes with Jim a loyal run-away slave Huck changes and becomes more mature He is no longer the careless prank playing boy that ran around and had fun at other peoples expense Near the end of his life-changing journey down the Mississippi Huck is reunited with his idol and close friend Tom Sawyer and these once very similar boys now have many obvious differences Huck differs from Tom in his way of thinking in his treatment and attitude towards Jim and in his tendency to question his surroundings Huck sees and interprets the world realistically and in practical terms whereas Tom a true romantic believes the world operates like the stories in his books A great example of their contrasting ways of thinking is in their differing approaches to rescue Jim from his imprisonment Huck plans to simply steal the key get Jim out run to the canoe and escape down the river on the raft Hucks plan to get Jim out of captivity is straightforward simple and effective Tom however complains that its too blame simple and that there aint nothing to it224 Toms plan is complicated and full of unnecessary additions because of his stubborn adherence to the romantic scenarios that he reads in his novels Tom believes there is honor in getting Jim out through a lot of difficulties and dangers230 and he goes out of his way to invent obstacles to make the situation more difficult and more like the stories he grew up on He unnecessarily invents hard rock to dig through a tall tower to climb down from an infested cell full of rats spiders and snakes and a high security situation Huck seeing no logic or practicality in Toms plan questions these highly unnecessary notions claiming that its one
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