However the relationship between tom and huck is more

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However, the relationship between Tom and Huck is more complex; it involves more  than just basic humor. Huck often follows Tom Sawyer and his plans because he believes that  Tom Sawyer is educated. For example, in the beginning of the novel, Tom explains,  ''Ransomed? What's that?' 'I don't know. But that's what they do. I've seen it in books; and so of course that's  what we've got to do.'' He doesn’t know what ransom is, but because he has seen it in books he  has to do that. Twain is emphasizing that education or the veil of education is not a substitute or  even a prerequisite for sound moral reasoning. Huck believes that Tom’s education will make his judgments more sound than his judgments. This irony shows the inequality present in society  among different races. It could be justified on illogical grounds by educated people. The less  educated might believe those justifications. Huck believes he will go to hell while Tom will most likely not. Twain artfully uses Tom’s actions and thoughts in this case to show that people who  had the potential to abuse slaves rarely had qualms about it. Such thinking was pervasive  throughout America. 
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