Compare and contrast - Huckleberry Finn (Huck) and Tom Sawyer

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Compare and contrast - Huckleberry Finn (Huck) and Tom Sawyer.

Huckleberry Finn (Huck) and Tom Sawyer are two of the characters created by Mark Twain for two of his timeless books. They are as different as night and day but in some cases as similar as an alligator and a crocodile. Tom is a born leader and Huck is a follower. Tom is unaccustomed to the fierceness of life on the streets and Huck is very familiar with it. However, both Tom and Huck enjoy playing tricks on people and causing trouble in the town where they live. Another way that they are similar is that they both confuse information. For example, Huck tells Jim that Henry VIII married a new wife everyday after cutting off the head of the previous one. Huck
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Huck wants very much to be able to live a life not bound by rules and acting properly, because he finds it to be very restricting. So he fakes his murder to stop anyone from trying to follow him; and as soon as he begins his journey to find a place to practice living without rules, excitement hangs over him like a cloud. First he finds Jim on
Jackson's Island, where Huck decided to stay for a little while. Jim is one of the slaves of Ms. Watson, the sister of the widow that took care of Huck until his father came back and kidnapped him, and he ran away when heard that she might be selling him. And now Huck's plan is altered because now he has to help Jim to freedom, and all along the way there are exciting events. For example, as they are traveling down the river they find a wrecked steamboat with a band of thieves on it and steal some money from them. Then after their raft is destroyed a stern-wheeler and Huck and Jim are separated, Huck is taken by a wealthy southern family and witnesses them being slaughtered by the family they were feuding. Huck then finds out that the family that took him in found Jim and so he and Jim continue their journey. The journey is altered again when they find out that they had passed Cairo and any hope of Jim being free. However, while their journey is continuing, Jim becomes a mentor to Jim and Huck becomes a teacher
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