The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Questions and Answers
by Mark Twain

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How are Tom and Huck alike and different, and what is special about each boy?

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Here is how the boys compare:

They are both approximately the same age and grew up in the same area in MO. They are best friends and both have a strong liking for adventure. On one adventure, they found treasure, and now each of them has $6000 apiece! Very wealthy young men!

Here is how they contrast:

Tom is a reader; in fact, all of his hare-brained schemes he concots throughout the book are based off of things that he reads in novels. Tom is more concerned with adventure than how the adventures may...

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