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What is the conflict and resolution of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

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There are many minor conflicts within the story, but the main conflict is between Tom, Huck, and Injun Joe. Tom and Huck spend most of the book either trying to get the treasure from Injun Joe or deciding whether or not to disclose what they know about Injun Joe's crime—murdering Dr. Robinson. This resolves when Injun Joe dies because of one of Tom's escapades. Tom and his girlfriend, Becky, get lost in the same cave that Injun Joe is hiding in. Then, when Tom and Becky are saved, the cave becomes sealed off. This traps Injun Joe, and eventually he starves to death. This resolves that conflict. Then Tom and Huck are given some of Injun Joe's treasure after they...

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