If Huck is the consummate realist of the novel

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If Huck is the consummate realist of the novel, Tom Sawyer is the representative  romantic. When readers are first introduced to Tom, they immediately recognize his role  as a leader, or controlling agent, of the situation. The gang is labeled "Tom Sawyer's  Gang" because he is the one that controls the activities and pursuits. These activities,  however, are always based upon Tom's exaggerated notions of adventure. Basing his  experience on the fanciful books he has read, Tom tries to adapt his life and the life of  others to that which he has read. The end result is a burlesque of sensibility and  emotion, two literary agents that Twain despised. Tom's role as a romantic is extremely important because of its juxtaposition with Huck's  literal approach. Although Tom declares that his gang will pursue the exploits of piracy 
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