Tom Sawyer Vs Huck Finn Essay

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Tom Sawyer Vs Huck Finn





Tom Sawyer vs. Huck Finn
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were both characters created by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is the
main character in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn is the main
character in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were
alike in many ways but they were also very different.

One way in which Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are alike is that they are both very brave. In
the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim see a steamboat that had wrecked
on the rocks and decide to check it out. Huck thinks that there will be lots of things on
the wrecked boat for them to filch. Jim was a little nervous about infringing but Huck
said that if Tom were there, he would have gone. Once they were on the boat they saw a
fight. Huck was scared but he knew that if Tom were there he wouldn’t back out, so
Huck wasn’t going to either.

Another way that Tom and Huck are alike is that they are both always getting themselves
into trouble. It seems that where ever they go, trouble follows them. They are also both
interlopers and very fractious. Both of the boys are also very erudite (smart). In the
book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck tricked the two men with guns out of finding
Jim. He told the two men that it was his father back on the raft. When they said that
they were going to go see for themselves Huck replied, “ Pap’ll be mighty much
obliged to you, I can tell you. Everybody goes away when I was them to help me tow the
raft ashore, and I can’t do it by myself.” Then they men felt sorry for Huck
and each gave him twenty dollars.

One thing different between Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer is that Huck has no family. Huck
lives with the widow and her sister, Miss Watson. In the book The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer made a gang and they would kill people. One of the rules of
the club was if anyone told anyone else about what happened they would kill that person
and their family. One of the boys in the gang pointed out that Huck had no family so it
wasn’t fair for him to be in the gang. Huck thought he was not going to be able to
be in the gang but then “all at once I thought of a way, and so I offered them Miss
Watson - they could kill her”. And he was allowed in the gang because the boys
agreed that they could just kill Miss Watson if Huck told anyone.

Another thing different between the two boys is Huck often gets confused or distracted.
When Huck went to Judith Loftus’s house he dressed as a girl and first told her that
his name was Sarah Williams. Later he forgets that he is a girl and threads a needle like
a boy, throws like a boy, and even forgets his own name. “Sarah’s my first
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