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Following the Leader in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Summary: Huckleberry Finn is among the most impressionable characters in Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A gullible follower of and shadow to his friend Tom Sawyer, Huck remains influenced by Tom despite the distance apart between them, Huck's own domination over Jim, and Huck's overall change into a more assertive character throughout the novel.
Huckleberry Finn is among the most impressionable characters in Mark Twain's novel Huckleberry Finn. He is introduced to us as a follower, a shadow to his sovereign friend Tom Sawyer. It is Tom who takes initiative and dominates Huck, who gullibly runs along. This idolization quickly subsides when he meets up with Jim. Despite the fact that Huck and Tom are miles apart he never forgets his old friend and his influence remains.

At the start of the novel, it can be clearly seen that Tom is the dominant figure in their relationship. It is evident how Huck is a follower who leaves his fate in Tom's hands. When Huck plans to run away from the widow because he couldn't stand her proper ways it was Tom who made him stay. "But Tom Sawyer, he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band or robbers, and...

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