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Some years back I wrote my senior essay on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, using the title “The Education of Huckleberry Finn.” It was good enough, but I couldn’t include all the aspects I wanted. For example, the whole Tom Sawyer : Huckleberry Finn :: Achilles : Odysseus, for example. Or the way that Tom Sawyer replicates Don Quixote (with Huck Finn as Sancho Panza?) in the raid on the Sunday School picnic.

And there’s quite a bit to chew over in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well: some odd and intriguing Christian imagery and analogies.

So this morning I got to thinking about it. A fair amount of work, but…

Written by Leisureguy

4 May 2007 at 7:59 am

Posted in Books

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