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In Kevin Michael Scott's essay "There's More Honor: Reinterpreting Tom and the Evasion in Huckleberry Finn" he argues, like I do in my paper, that Tom is not acting out of racism, in the evasion sequence, but rather out of a need to exist in what Scott calls his "boy-play world." While I failed to coin any nifty terms to describe it, I made basically the same argument, though I am a touch jealous of Scott's elaboration on the relationship to Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, there are some OBVIOUS connections that I really should have caught (and probably would have had I ever read that.) Overall though, Scott makes most of the same points that I make, arriving at the overall conclusion that Tom equally abuses everyone for the sake of his fantasies.

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