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Unformatted text preview: In spite of their differences, Tom and Huck are good friends and influence each other. Tom is a socially accepted member of society, and Huck is an outcast. Tom lives in a home with a good bed and regular meals and is loved by his Aunt Polly who oversees his physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. In contrast, Huck has no home; is forced to sleep in lofts or hogsheads or wherever he can find a place; must scrounge for his meals, sometimes going without; and has nothing but loose fitting ragged clothes to wear. His only relative, his father (Pap), is the town drunk who is as apt to beat Huck as not. Because of his "freedom"--he has no adult to answer to--Huck is despised and dreaded by the adult community and admired by the youngsters. Whereas Tom's life is bound by society, by rules, and by acceptable behavior, Huck's life is one of...
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- Fall '08