Tom Sawyer Character Analysis

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a splendid, adventurous novel written by Mark Twain in 1876 about a young imaginative and mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer growing up. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg. Mark Twain starts out the story introducing Tom Sawyer’s mischievous and troublesome character by getting him in trouble for eating jam, which he isn’t supposed to do. The person who is always there to scold him and is a pain in the neck to Tom is his Aunt Polly. But further into the story, she demonstrates her love for Tom even though she can be a bit foolish sometimes, with her miracle cures, and superstitions. The story continues on about other mischievous sorts that Tom was up to, such as earning money off of making kids paint …show more content…
But an exemplary scene would be the romantic love scene of both young Tom and Becky in the cave. Twain describes the enthusiasm of falling in love at a young age as he takes us with an adventure of Tom’s through a cave. For example, “Still drifting along and talking, they smoked their own names under an overhanging shelf and moved on… they walked all about it, wondering and admiring, and presently left it by one of the numerous passages that opened into it… He sat down by her and put his arms around her; she buried her face in his bosom, she clung to him”(32.2,4). This describes the such passionate love between the two partners and how the reader can admire such superb romance. Their love is distilled along the roots of the cave as they wandered around much of it. Another reason why this scene can be a favorite is because it leads to the resolution of the conflict. This is because in that cave, Injun Joe lies dead who was the main antagonist and villain of the …show more content…
It is about him growing up as a kid with his friends, and enjoying his surroundings as an adolescent. The book can be read by any age, and can be regarded as timeless for its fascinating address of adolescents. A reader can easily recommend this book to other readers because it is an enjoyable, but dramatic story. Mark Twain ties his version of comedy and laughter with drama and romance. It may be a story of a young child, but the things done by young Tom Sawyer can be a laughter for just anyone! This book reminds the reader of how great boyhood mischief is and how childhood events shape our minds into learning what is right and what is wrong. Others readers may find a number of dislikes about this book, but it will never exceed the amount of favoritism of this book. That is why this story can be recommended by any

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