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What is the main conflict in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? I have to make a poster with no words on it, but still describe the conflict with pictures.

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One of the main conflicts in the novel is Tom's desire to follow his own desires and fantasies at the same time that he wants to win admiration and acceptance from the adult world and from Becky Thatcher. At the beginning of the novel, Tom devotes himself to escaping from responsibility and to using his cleverness to trick others (for example, when he convinces other boys to whitewash the fence for him). Later, he has the chance to prove himself a capable young man by helping to rescue Becky from a cave in which they are trapped and by finding stolen gold. He eventually proves himself able to win respect from the adult world and from Becky. The poster you make might portray Tom as divided between the world of...

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