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Explain Why Tom Should Be Followed Without Questions In Huck Finn

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Mark Twain uses Tom to show that not all leaders should be followed without question because if a leader is not questioned than their misshapen beliefs can corrupt the good intentions of the people below them. When Huck originally planned to free Jim he had constructed a simple plan to free Jim from captivity. When Tom became part of the plan he argues that the plan “it’s too blame’ simple; there ain’t nothing TO it. What’s the good of a plan that ain’t no more trouble than that?”. This shows that Tom is fully invested in the story of the mighty rescue of a slave but he was not invested in the true nature of going against society and free a man who they deemed belonged in captivity. Tom is a man who lives to be part of romanticized stories
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