Character Analysis: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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Sid is a quiet and non-adventurous boy, but away from the adults, Sid’s goal is to get Tom in trouble. The name of this book is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it 's about a boy who has many adventures with his friends and gets in trouble a lot. In the book, Tom Sawyer has a half-brother named Sid and Sid always wants to get Tom in trouble even though Sid is a good boy in general to adults. Sid is an antagonist to Tom because of how he tattles on Tom, tries to be deceitful, and is the opposite of Tom in some ways. Sid is mischievous in his own ways and he likes to make sure Tom gets trouble even if he was part of the action. Sid always tries to get his brother Tom in trouble and because of this, it makes Tom want to do the same right back…show more content…
Sid’s character shows more of a kind and innocent boy but on the inside, he is very mischievous and mean-spirited. On the other hand, we have Tom who is adventurous and considered a troublemaker but he is a warm-hearted individual. A reason why they are the opposite is because of their beliefs. Sid likes church and thinks it’s a place to learn, but Tom can’t stand it and would rather be free. In the book, it explains “ Sunday-school -- a place that Tom hated with his whole heart; but Sid and Mary were fond of it.” (Twain 23). Even parts of the book it shows Tom believing in more of superstition such as Fridays are unlucky days and that cats can cure warts. Later in the book when Tom goes to the graveyard and starts having nightmares about it, Sid starts explaining at the dinner table about how much he does it in front of Aunt Polly which makes her more worried about Tom. The book says ”one morning Sid said: ‘Tom, you pitch around and talk in your sleep so much that you keep me awake half the time.’” (Twain 73). If it were Tom talking about Sid, Tom would know when to stop because Tom doesn’t want to worry Aunt Polly, unlike Sid who doesn’t realize it. This all shows how Sid and Tom don’t exactly have a lot of things in common and how Sid could be the antagonist for this…show more content…
Characterization is a literary element that explains what the characters do and their perspectives on others in the story. Authors make some characters seem different from other characters point of view. The character I represented was Sid and Sid would be described differently depending on which character you asked. Such as if you asked Tom he would probably say that Sid is a mean person but if you asked Aunt Polly it would almost be the opposite. With Sid, it can be a confusing topic and it can be viewed in different ways, but the way I see it, I think he can be a troublemaker but can also be good-hearted when he wants to
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