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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain attempts to show the contrast between what Huck and Tom value By using these two characters who are some what different in what they value Twain shows how absurd such issues as religion and mob mentality can be The main thought Twain tries to express is the struggle to become an individual in a world full of conformists Twain did a good job in the book to show how Huck rejects convention while on the other hand Tom just cannot understand why someone would do anything else The widow sivilize me but it was rough living in the house all the time considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways and so when I couldnt stand it no longer I lit out3 Huck sees how ordinary The Widow is and he leaves by doing this Huck rejects schooling religion and all else that is commonplace Huck sees all of these as monotonous subjects as instruments of convention so he rejects them and by doing so he helps himself become more of an individual On the other hand Tom is fully indoctrinated into their society Why blame it all weve got to do it Dont I tell you its in the books Do you want to go to doing different from whats in the books and get things all muddled up 10 Toms rebuttal is so foolish and invalid to the issue that was raised by Ben Rodgers it makes him sound almost robotic and as if he knows nothing more than the books and authorities For the most part Huck wouldnt follow Toms authorities but with the large crowd inside the cave Huck goes ahead and agrees with him anyway Although Huck usually doesnt go with the norm he seems to have a lot of trouble following his own instinct when Tom is around Then they all stuck a pin in
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