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talley25 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 18, 2010 at 6:32 PM via web

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What is the Resolution of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM (Answer #2)

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It's a little hard to say that there's one resolution since this is such an episodic work -- it doesn't have one main plot.  However, I would say that the best choice is to say that the resolution comes when Tom and Becky find their way out of the cave and Injun Joe dies.  These two events resolve a couple of the major tensions in the novel (whether Tom and Becky will get out, whether Injun Joe will get Tom and/or Huck).

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 15, 2011 at 3:00 AM (Answer #5)

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The resolution is the solution to the conflict.  At the end of the book, Tom and Becky are trapped in the cave.  When they are rescued from the cave and find the treasue, and return home, that is the resolution of the story because the biggest confict is resolved.

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