The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why does Tom get angry when Huck steals a watermelon?

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In getting the materials to break Jim out of his shed, Tom and Huck steal various tools and materials from around the household. Both of them understand that they are stealing things that do not belong to them, but they justify it for different reasons. Tom believes that they are allowed to steal without moral quandary because they are acting for criminal intentions; he thinks that admitting to...

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