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The Contrast of the Characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are two young boys growing up in the Pre-war South Tom known for playing it by the books has a very extravagant outlook on life Huck on the other hand is the more conservative of the two and has a realistic attitude Their friendship is based on their ability to play off each others contrasting personalities The opposing characteristics of both young men coming together is what makes this story what it is 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 itpage 224 Toms plan is complicated and full of unnecessary additions because of his stubborn adherence to the romantic scenarios that he reads in his novels 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 Hucks realistic mind could not understand Toms romantic nature and he disagrees with Toms decisions on numerous occasions Tom Sawyer is the leader of the gang He is outspoken and very adventurous He plays the role of the romantic which is a key factor here because it conflicts with Hucks literal approach When Huck was faced with the decision of whether or not to free Jim he thinks back to what he has been taught He knows only what has been instilled in his mind from his elders unlike Tom who lives his life based on the stories
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