The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Sincerely, Tom Sawyer: Huck's Adventurous Questionable Role Model 10th Grade

Sincerely, Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain focuses on Tom Sawyer in order to satirize Romanticism, illustrating adventure and the courageous characteristics that are shown throughout Huck’s life, exhibiting his mindset as it drifts away from reality .Huckleberry Finn’s best friend and role model, Tom Sawyer, portrays the basis of Huck’s certain courageous and adventurous characteristics. Tom Sawyer is Huckleberry Finn’s best friend, and throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the reader is shown how Tom Sawyer is also distinguished as Huck’s role model. Whether he is a great or terrible role model is up to the reader to decide, for the two friends go through many peculiar encounters throughout the novel -- enabling Twain to pose Tom's adventurous character against some of the novel's more serious social content.

One quote seen throughout the text of a unpleasant but witty incident includes, “Tom he made a sign to me---kind of a little noise with his mouth---and we went creeping away on our hands and knees”(Twain 8). This event that Huck describes at the beginning of the novel takes place after Tom plays a prank on the slave, Jim, bringing out Huck’s mischievous side, which is a personality...

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