The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What is ironic about Tom Sawyer's agreeing to help Huck free Jim?

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Tom isn't so altruistic as HUck is. Tom does not share a bond with Jim, or any other black person, as Huck does. Tom is in it for the thrill and excitement of freeing Jim. Tom wants to put one of his convoluted plans into action. He also likes the sense of rebellion.