Analysis Of ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn '

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1. Analysis of an Important Character Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a story about growing up, facing the world, and fighting for what’s right. Huckleberry Finn matures greatly throughout the book, and Tom Sawyer plays an important role in showing this change. His character allows the reader to see Huck’s increase in maturity throughout the story. Tom is the constant, his immaturity not changing from the beginning to the end of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, while Huck is the changing variable. Tom’s head is in the clouds when we first meet his character. He imagines daring adventures of robbing Spanish merchants and rich Arabs, while we see Huck fantasizing over the same things as if they are reality. Tom justifies their actions constantly by saying “I’ve seen it in books; and so of course that’s what we’ve got to do,” (12). With Tom, everything has to be an adventure. Everything has to be a challenge to complete, otherwise “You got to invent all the difficulties,” according to Tom (216). It didn’t matter how long a mission took to complete, what really mattered to Tom was the style and making sure it followed the books. He would even go out of his way to make it hard to complete their task, just to make sure it had the ‘style’ he wanted. Huck, although doubting Tom’s logic at times, accepts this concept. Then, as Huck matures during his adventure with Jim on the Mississippi river, we see a large change in this attitude. After the end of Huck’s journey,

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