Explain how Huck and Tom function as foils when they play the “robber game.”

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After Tom Sawyer forms his robber gang—which he modestly calls "Tom Sawyer's Gang"—we can observe how he and Huck act as foils for each other. That is to say that the contrast in their character traits helps us to understand each one a little better.

Tom is a hopeless romantic, intoxicated by swashbuckling tales of pirates and bandits. Huck, on the other hand, is a good deal more grounded and more practical....

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