Friends or Foes?
"Huck, by contrast, is equally rich, but he has apologized to Jim earlier in the novel. And this is the point of Huck's final remark rejecting the prospect of civilization... it is to become like Tom Sawyer" (368).
Those from my group on Wednesday might recall my argument about Huck's morality and how he doesn't think Tom is more moral than he himself is... I think I agree with David Smith. Huck sees Tom as the product of the society he does not want to become a part of. This is why he is going to "light out for the Territory ahead of the rest" (320).
I honestly did not even consider that Tom symbolized everything Huck didn't want to be, but it is interesting to view their relationship with that in mind.
While Smith made many points on race - which I considered quoting many of them - I thought that this little mention of Tom and Huck and their relationship with society was worth noting.