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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Interesting question! In the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom witnesses a very unusual incident. In the book, Tom and Huck visit a graveyard, which leads to them witnessing a...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 5:21 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

In the opening chapter, Aunt Polly is trying to get hold of Tom. But first, she has to get her spectacles on, and then she mistakenly pokes under the bed before finding Tom hiding in a closet. She...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is written in an episodic, humorous way. More than a single storyline, the book is written in an episodic way with multiple separate storylines. Once the story begins...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2011 9:20 am UTC

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Here is how the boys compare: They are both approximately the same age and grew up in the same area in MO. They are best friends and both have a strong liking for adventure. On one adventure, they...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2009 1:13 pm UTC

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I assume that you are talking about what happens Chapter 13. If that is what you are talking about, then the answer is that two boys join Tom Sawyer in his "life of crime." The boys are Joe...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 7:42 am UTC

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Huck and Tom are among the most famous friends in all of literature. However, they are very different. Tom is a romantic dreamer with outlandish plans and adventure ideas-most of which he gets...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2008 11:35 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

I agree with all of the other posters. While one does not have proof, I would like to think that Huck was a character that Twain loved very much. With as important as a character as Huck has become...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011 8:08 am UTC

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When this happens, everyone believes that Tom and the other boys have drowned. Tom has snuck back to see what is going on. When he gets back to his house, Aunt Polly and Mrs. Harper are all...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2010 7:45 am UTC

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Injun Joe is the one truly evil character in Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Many of the other characters have their faults--for example, Tom and Huck talk of killing as...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 6:28 am UTC

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I assume you are talking about how Tom feels in Chapter XI: "Tom's Conscience at Work." This chapter talks about what he feels when Muff Potter is arrested for the murder of the young doctor. Tom...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 4:53 am UTC

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While it is true Injun Joe is certainly the "bad guy" of the story in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, he is more than a one-dimensional character. The more the reader understands about Injun Joe's...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016 2:29 pm UTC

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There are are a number of themes present in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. If you need to focus on just one main theme, I would suggest examining the idea of the unbridled joys and innocence of...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 8:07 pm UTC

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At Sunday School, the children are awarded tickets every time they show they have memorized a Bible verse. Those who accumulate tickets equaling 2000 verses are awarded a coveted Dore Bible as a...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2007 3:10 pm UTC

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Jim was reluctant in letting Tom take away the tin pail because Tom was attempting to swap chores with Jim. He tells Jim that he will take the pail to fetch water for Jim as well as give him a...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 9:42 pm UTC

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It is easy to see in Chapter XXXI how Tom and Becky could have gotten lost in the cave. At first they stayed with the rest of the company. Then the children began playing hide-and-seek. Naturally,...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 4:00 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom subscribes to the premise of "finders keepers." He believes that the person who finds a treasure (anything really) gets to keep the treasure. According to Tom, it doesn't really matter on...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2007 3:26 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Intriguing question! In the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, numerous quotes throughout the book demonstrate Tom being naïve. Foremost, Tom is shown as naïve when it relates to his...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 4:31 pm UTC

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In "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," Huck Finn hears Injun Joe and his accomplice talking about harming the Widow Douglas. He tells "the Welshman" about it and the Welsh man and his sons prevent the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2009 4:58 am UTC

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Superstitions run rampant among Tom and Huck in Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The constant references to various kinds of black magic and boyish notions provide constant...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2009 10:25 am UTC

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Becky has hosted a picnic for her friends. During the picnic, which is at the "woody hollow", the group went to explore McDougal's Cave. Like all children, they are fascinated by the mystery of...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2008 5:21 am UTC

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Tom shouted "look behind you" at his aunt Polly in the moments just before she was going to whip him with a switch for eating jam that he was told to leave alone. He yells that she should look...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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Twain does a good job in this novel of integrating the exposition and back story smoothly. He includes literal back story in the preface, when he tells the readers where the story came from. After...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2008 2:07 am UTC

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Tom has poured the treasure on the table. (Ch 23 & 24). The boys had discovered it under the cross in Injun Joe's cave. The chest was too heavy to carry, so the Huck and Tom put it in bags....

Latest answer posted June 7, 2007 11:10 am UTC

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This is a very broad question if you are just asking this about the book in general. When I think about society in this book, I mainly see stuff about the relations between kids and adults. As far...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010 7:33 am UTC

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The first Tom Sawyer play was produced in Seattle by the Seattle Children's Theater during their 1976-1977 season. If you were referring to the first Broadway play, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2016 4:53 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A detective, who is not named, comes up from St. Louis to investigate the Robinson murder case. Although he finds "a clue", he is ineffectual in bringing the killer to justice.

Latest answer posted November 7, 2007 3:10 pm UTC

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In the final chapter of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom and Huck are both rich. Their windfall is invested at 6% interest by the judge and the widow, meaning that Each lad had an income, now,...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2020 4:16 pm UTC

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Cardiff Hill plays an important role in Tom Sawyer’s world. There is more than one hill in the book. Early on in the book, Tom is trying hard to concentrate in school and looking out at Cardiff...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2011 8:57 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

I think that the book demonstrates the fickleness of children, and some adults, pretty well. For example, Tom faking his death is fickle. His decision to fight every boy who looks at him...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 12:51 am UTC

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Tom's greatest desire is freedom: liberty from rules, boundaries, restrictions, or formalities. In this vein, Tom befriends boys like Huckleberry Finn, whose home and personal life are comprised of...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2008 4:25 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an excellent example of Mark Twain's literary skill. One of the most interesting aspects of Mark Twain’s writing style is how reproduces the speech of various...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 3:13 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Injun Joe finds it quite easy to lie about the murder of the doctor. He is first introduced as one of three bandits planning on robbing a corpse of its wealth and possessions. Unfortunately, the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 8:15 pm UTC

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Tom is a challenge for cousin Mary to get ready for Sunday School, but she rises to it. First, he hasn't memorized his Bible verse from the Sermon on the Mount. Mary says she will have a nice...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 1:45 am UTC

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Tom had been very frightened to testify against Injun Joe. He has felt that Injun Joe would come after him if Tom told the truth. However, when he takes the stand and tells the truth, Tom makes a...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2008 12:06 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain begins his marvelous novel of mid-19th century Americana, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with a series of chapter length vignettes that introduce the imaginative and wildly...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2009 4:53 am UTC

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Tom testified against Joe in court, so Tom is terrified that Joe will try to kill him. Tom and Becky run in to Joe, and Joe chases them into the cave. The question is, does Joe really want to...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2007 4:13 am UTC

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The two villains you are referring to are Injun Joe and his accomplice. They had been going to hurt the Widow Douglas but Huck heard them and went and told the Welshman. The Welshman and his sons...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2009 10:16 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom's many adventures still seem wild for a boy his age--even by 21st century standards. Tom plays hooky from school in the very first chapter, but he is found out when brother Sid rats him out....

Latest answer posted January 17, 2010 12:06 am UTC

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You can create a diagram that sorts the characters into social classes. You have Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly, Becky, Judge Thatcher, the Widow Douglas, and Injun Joe to start with. There are many other...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2009 1:24 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Hmm. What is the question? Is the question "How would I justify Twain as a humorist in the context of Tom Sawyer?" If so, I'd say that several elements of the book justify Twain's reputation as a...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2007 2:53 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 1 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The chapter begins with Aunt Polly searching all over the house for Tom. She is searching high and low and...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2021 3:14 pm UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

These are the final short chapters of the Twain classic. After Tom and Huck return from finding the treasure, they also find that the Widow Douglas has a house full of people and some news of her...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2011 11:56 am UTC

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There are many characters who make important choices in Twain's novel. However, I'd have to say the one who interests me most is Huck Finn. He's forced into more conscious choices than most of us...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2008 3:59 am UTC

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You can find the answer to this in Chapter 16. The answer is that Joe Harper is the one who says this. The context here is that the three boys (Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Joe) are on the island....

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010 2:14 am UTC

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Given the way that Mark Twain writes about Sid, I don't think he likes him very much. I think that Twain sees Sid as way less admirable than Tom. Tom is daring and forceful and brave. By...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2009 5:36 am UTC

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The character development in Twain's novel is extremely well done and realistic. Tom Sawyer is funny and likeable, and you can't help rooting for the rascal during all his schemes. Although the...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 3:20 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

All the aspects you name are important, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and in any other work of literature. You could probably make an argument for each of those aspects as being the most...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2011 10:43 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

This question has been answered: http://www.enotes.com/tom-sawyer/q-and-a/characte-sketch-tom-sawyer-182389

Latest answer posted October 30, 2011 9:34 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom's book is more playful and carefree than Huck's. Most of it is the youthful stuff boys do. Although there is a lot of goofiness, I remind my students that there are some serious topics mixed...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 11:20 am UTC

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Muff Potter is set up by Injun Joe so he will be accused of killing Dr. Robinson.

Latest answer posted August 30, 2007 8:01 am UTC

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