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Don Quixote In Huck Finn

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This specific section of the novel provides a great look into characterization and a theme of the novel through use of literary allusion. There are parallels that can be drawn between Tom Sawyer and Don Quixote. More specifically, they both have a romanticized outlook on life, while both having illusions of grandeur. Huck Finn would be considered more like Sancho Panza, as both characters are realists, meant to juxtapose their more imaginative counterparts. By setting Huck Finn as the main character Mark Twain creates a different take on the classic Don Quixote. Likewise, a different theme than that of Don Quixote comes to fruition, that theme being coming of age. Huck Finns adventures have him grow as a person and become a man. When Huck
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