The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Questions and Answers
by Mark Twain

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Has Tom Sawyer changed at the end of the story?

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Tom Sawyer remains consistent in numerous ways, as Mark Twain does a masterful job of creating a character who is believable because he has the kinds of flaws that many children have. Some of them are personality traits, such as his enjoyment he gets out of provoking reactions; others are more associated with his age, such as impulsiveness and failure to respect other people’s feelings. Although Tom remains young in the novel, his behavior changes in regard to his consideration for others and his ability to project the impact of his actions.

One good example relates to the pirating adventure and the misunderstanding about his and Huck’s deaths. By returning to view his own funeral, he realizes how deeply his aunt loves him and how much...

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