Huckleberry Finn And Tom Sawyer



In the novel, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Twain uses a contrast of characters to bring out the Society vs. Freedom aspect of the novel through the two characters of . Tom Sawyer, throughout the novel, uses rules and what is "always done in the books" to control how he and Huck do things. On the other hand, Huck goes for the simple things that help him and come the easiest to him when planning things out.
In the beginning of the novel Tom tries to start a band of robbers and brings all of his gang to a secret hide-out to sort out the details and rules that they would abide by. Tom Sawyer is always telling his little gang how they have to follow the books that he has read `cause that is ...

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even though they do not know exactly what it is. This brings out Tom's character as a boy that follows the rules very clearly and tries to be like society.
Also, when he tells Huck about the Arabs with all the jewels, elephants, and camels that they are going to go attack and they end up in a Sunday school picnic, Tom tries to tell Huck that they were hidden by Genies because Tom uses his imagination and romanticism. Huck tries really hard to believe him but he just cannot, and ends up just asking a lot of questions. Finally when Tom cannot answer any more he just says to Huck, "Shucks, it ain't no use to talk to you, Huck Finn. You don't seem to know anything, somehow-----perfect slap head" (18). Huck goes on and tries the Genie thing anyway and still it does not work, so he gives up and just thinks Tom is crazy.
Huck, on the other hand, does not follow society's way of thinking like Tom does. Huck does everything that he wants to when he wants. He lives outside, either in ...

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