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Unformatted text preview: The opening sentence of Chapter 25 expresses the universal truth that sometime in the life of every boy there comes a time when he wants to search for buried treasure. This sentence leads to a continuation of the adventure that began in the graveyard and that runs throughout the plot of lesser adventures. That is, it propels the boys toward the inevitable confrontation with Injun Joe. This sentence also leads Tom and Huck to the discovery of the existence of buried treasure, the episode within the cave, and the discovery of the treasure itself. When Tom explains the nature of buried treasure, he demonstrates his "book learning" and his love of the theatrical or romantic. When the boys discuss how they will spend the money, Huck Finn is the more realistic one: He wants to spend it all immediately on enjoyment because his pap (father) might...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08