The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Questions and Answers
by Mark Twain

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What does Tom want in The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain?  

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Tom wants excitement and adventure.  In Tom's opinion, life should never be boring.  He doesn’t want adults to tell him what to do.  He doesn’t want to spend his days doing chores or sitting in church or school.  Tom prefers to use his imagination to make ordinary life more interesting. 

A good example of Tom finding something of interest in anything is the incident in church.  Tom got distracted watching a bug and a dog.  Tom found church boring.  He got so interested in the little drama of the dog and the bug that church that day was bearable! 

Tom also had a big...

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