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Chapter Fours significance to the overall novel is to give an idea of how the remainder of the story will be written to clarify Twains opinion on the topic of religion verses superstition and to continue establishing the role of each intriguing character He said if I warnt so ignorant but had read a book called Don Quixote I would know without asking Twain 13 this quote said by the character Tom gives reference to the book Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes which was published in the year 1605 and written as a picaresque novel Twain specifically mentions this work of fiction to clarify to the reader that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a take-off on Don Quixote This is a superb example of how literature is often made which is in some sort of relation to a novel that has previously been written as a way for the writer to elaborate to respond and to react on another novelist work In a sneaky illusive way Twain shares with his readers that he intends to write a novel filled with humor that points out idiocy by using idiocy Twain also mirrored Cervantes novel by also writing in picaresque technique and basing Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer off of Cervantess main characters Tom Sawyer is a parody of the primary character Don Both are known to be the ones to read many books and attempt at making life imitate fiction Sawyer is all about romantic ingenuity as Don is and both have limited interest in reality Huck Finn is a gleaming vision of the secondary character Sancho Panza They both offer realistic common sense to the plot line of their novels and illustrate the imprudent ideas of their fellow characters obsession of romantic imagination Although Huck and Tom are set up as paradoxes to one another similar traits are still shared between the two One of the most important similarities being that they are
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