The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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What is the main conflict of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"?

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Tom Sawyer's main conflict is his conflict between his self-interests and what is the right thing to do. 

In his afterword to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a novel about a young boy who "overflows" with the exuberance of life, ignorance of responsibility, and mischievousness, Geoffrey Sanborn writes that Mark Twain composed a tribute to "the free, unscarred, unsmitten nature" of childhood. In fact, Sanborn points out, Twain himself admitted that he was captivated by youthful pleasures. Sanborn states that when he published his book, Twain wrote in his epilogue that his novel was "strictly the history of a boy."

Tom's boyish adventures are delightful. He is mischievous and plays tricks on the other children; for instance, he fools the neighborhood boys into whitewashing the fence for him, and he trades for tickets while at Sunday school so that he can have enough to win a Bible, whose verses he does not even know. However, as the narrative progresses, Tom's adventures become...

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