How can I discuss Tom's and Huck's physical, personality, ethical, and emotional traits in eight paragraphs?

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malibrarian eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you are required to write an 8-paragraph essay on these two characters, I would suggest the following format:

1st paragraph - introduction with thesis statement

2nd paragraph - Tom's physical traits

3rd paragraph - Tom's personality/ethics

4th paragraph - Huck's physical traits

5th paragraph - Huck's personality/ethics

6th paragraph - Compare & contrast Tom and Huck physically

7th paragraph - Compare & contrast Tom and Huck ethically/personalities

8th paragraph - conclusion

Of course this is not a "set in stone" way of writing an essay, but it would give you a good framework to begin with.  Also remember that it is very important to use properly quoted examples from the book to support what you are saying about these characters.

Check the links below for more information about Tom and Huck.  Good luck!

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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