Huck, Tom, and Moral Fiber

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn illustrates two young boys' lives as they grow together, then apart.Through their shared experiences Huck and Tom remain friends, but once Huck goes out on his own, their very different experiences lead them to very different lives. Twain suggests moral character is only formed through experience.
In the beginning, Huck and Tom are relatively similar in their experience and are typical for boys of their age and civilization.Huck follows Tom a lot because he believes Tom is smart from reading all of his books.Even though Huck follows Tom he is still independent and even rebuts Tom early on in the story.
When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun. But I said no; he might wake and make a disturbance, and then they'd find out I warn't in. Then Tom said he hadn't got candles enough, and he would slip in the kitchen and get some more. I didn't want him to try. I said Jim might wake up and come. But Tom wanted to resk it; so we slid in there and got three candles and Tom laid five cents on the table for pay. (15)
From this passage you can conclude that Huck has a mind of his own, he just isn't willing to use it yet.Huck also has the intention of not being "sivilized." Huck says that "The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out." (11) Huck still has few ideas about the ways of his society, and already despises being civilized.Although Huck seems to have had these independent characteristics from the beginning, he goes along with Tom time and again because of his lack of experience.
Huck desires Tom’s companionship on the adventures throughout the book.Thefirst time Huck wishes Tom …