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9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

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Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Friendship Type: The Kids from Opposite Sides of the Tracks 

Huck Finn is a homeless, street-smart loafer. Tom Sawyer’s an adventurous scamp. Huck’s life is filled with attempts on his life and alarmingly regular murders. Tom’s is filled with whitewashed fences and a platoon of scorned ten-year-old fiancés. Despite their different experiences, they bond over a shared love of hijinks, and an inherent(/pathological?) talent for inventing complex narratives on the spot.

Together they go on dangerous adventures, start a gang of robbers, and thwart the schemes of some bad dudes. In the biggest feat of any literary friendship, they split 12,000 dollars of gold right down the middle, without the need for lawyers or hand-to-hand combat. And to top it all off, they're such good pals that Huck doesn’t seem to mind that Tom hijacked the last third of his novel. 

Topics: Books
Tags: classic lit, pride and prejudice, literature, sherlock holmes, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, classic literature, huckleberry finn, fictional characters, little women, fred and george weasley, literary friendships, ain't no friendship like a literary friendship cuz a literary friendship don't stop

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Damien Galeone

Damien Galeone is a university teacher and writer living in Prague, where he moved thirteen years ago in search of adventure but instead started teaching English. He lives with a cat who’s plotting his murder and he has written lots of stuff that you can find on the internet. His grandmom ab-so-lut-ely loved his novel Senseless and his book of stories Christmitzvah; otherwise they were mostly ignored. His life's dream is to open a hotdog shop, where his allegiance to mustard vs ketchup would remain 68/32.

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