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What is the Difference between Telling a Story and Telling Lies?

Huck Finn isn’t educated, but he thinks a lot. A literalist, he concludes Tom Sawyer is telling lies when Tom makes-up games based on what he’s reading in his story books.

Tom Sawyer gets many ideas from books.  How does that "book knowledge" influence Tom's imagination?  How does it influence his own, original thinking?

Why does Huck have trouble understanding Tom's book-influenced ideas?  

Huck seems to be more of a realist than Tom.  How does that impact their friendship?

Huck seems to think that Tom's imaginary musings—and his way of making-up pretend people and situations—is the same thing as Tom telling lies.  What could explain Huck's point of view?


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