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Huckleberry Finn and the Oppression of Others

             In the last five chapters of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are still fooling Aunt Sally about their true identities. Tom is posing as Sid (another family member) and Huck is posing as Tom. They go about setting a "rightful plan" to set Jim free. Tom wants to do everything as would be done in the books and poor Huck just wants to free Jim some time in the near future. The boys have rats, spiders, and snakes that get lose in the house and on the property that create quite a stir for everyone involved, but Tom and Huck just see the humor in their plan. Then Tom decides that the boys need to leave warning notes to make sure that it’s all "done up proper" about Jim’s planned escape and blames it on "a desprate gang of cutthroats from over in the Ingean Territory." Huckleberry Finn gets caught in the cellar taking bread and butter and is sent to the house and sees the gang of men waiting on the slave robbers to get there. He finally gets away and they get Jim free only to have Tom get caught as they get to the raft. Huck goes into town to get a doctor, waits on the dock for his return, and then gets sent home when found by his "family." The doctor gets to Tom and brings both Tom and Jim back to Aunt Sally’s house. Jim is treated badly until the doctor sticks up for his character. Huck makes up some story to protect both Tom and himself from getting caught trying to free a slave, but Tom wakes up and tells the truth before Huck can quite him. After all that, Tom proceeds to tell everyone that Jim is a free man and was freed in Miss Watson’s will when she passed on. That is when Tom’s Aunt Polly shows up and spoils the boys’ character charade. Finally, Huck gets to Tom and finds out the details of Jim’s freedom (his money situation and all). Huck finds out that he still has all his money, so he is not poor, and that his father was the dead man that Jim had seen earlier on in the story.