The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a novel about a boy named Tom Sawyer and he lives in a small town in the 1800s. Tom and his friends get into lots of trouble throughout the story. One trait that Tom shows many times is being persuasive. Persuasive means being good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation. Being persuasive helps Tom a lot in the story. It was a Saturday morning and Tom was stuck with the chore of whitewashing the fence. All the boys in town were out playing and swimming until Jim came by. Tom tried to trade the whitewashing job for getting water from the well. Jim denied and then later Ben Rodger came by acting like a steamboat captain. Tom was able to get Ben intrigued …show more content…
If Tom was not persuasive and did not get Ben Rodger to whitewash then he would have let him whitewash right away and would have not made the job of whitewashing sound like an honor. If he lacked those persuasion skills then Ben then other kids might have thought that whitewashing was boring making Tom do the whole fence and he would have not got all the items from the kids. When Tom talks with Huck before school they debated about the spunk water wart removal ritual. Tom told him how to do it and Huck told him that Bob Tanner did it and it did not work. Originally Huckleberry Finn did not believe it but Tom told him how to do it right and Huck finally believed Tom. In class during the trading activity I had to persuade people to trade their items for mine. If I did not persuade then I probably would have gotten fewer items from the trading activity. Sometimes my persuasion skills were not enough and I could the football card I wanted even though I tried. In real life, sport athletes are persuaded to join teams. For example, J.D Martinez was persuaded to join the Red Sox because the Red Sox had enough money to make him interested in
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In Puritan America, colonists were constantly fearful of what would happen when they died. Since death at a young age was altogether too common in those times, early Americans wanted to be certain that they were in good standing with God. Jonathan Edwards’s sermons were preached during the period of Great Awakening, a time of religious revival. In his sermons, Edwards used a variety of persuasive techniques, including vibrant images and compelling metaphors used to prompt sinners to repent. The author’s style of writing is very appropriate for the specific topic causing a great deal of reactions from his audience.
In the novel, “The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn” written by Mark Twain, Twain introduces a character by the name of Tom Sawyer. Tom was such a person whose personality was the complete opposite of the main character Huck. Tom’s personality is like a leader who fantasizes all of his decisions. His decisions are based mostly on the fiction stories he reads. During the story Tom appears for a short time then goes away after which he comes back.
It’s hard for close-minded people to change their opinions, and the same goes for Huck Finn. He recalls Miss Watson telling him to do everything he can to be selfless and help other people. Nonetheless, her words passed through his mind for he could not see how it would benefit him (Twain 17). Although he still has trouble combatting society’s flawed views, Huck goes
Hucks encounter many struggles throughout the novel, knowing if he should turn Jim in, to take money from the Duke and the King, and to listen to Tom sawyer when they are trying to help Jim escape. One of Huck's major moral struggles is either to turn Jim in or not to. Society is telling Huck that turning Jim in is the
Mark Twain emphasizes the theme that a person's morals are more powerful than the corrupt influence of society in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Based on how Huck Finn views the world and forms his opinions, he does not know the difference between right and wrong. In the novel, Huck escapes civilized society. He encounters a runaway slave, Jim, and together they travel hopes of freedom. But along the way, Huck and Jim come across troubles that have Huck questioning his motives.
No matter what, Huck knows he will feel bad; if he conforms it is immoral, and if he does not he feels like he has done wrong. This leads to his internal battle of knowing what is wrong and right. In the same piece, although he does not know what it means, Tom Sawyer insists on the gang doing ransom. He yells at Huck for questioning him, “‘Why blame it all, we’ve got to do it. Don’t
Individuals often say that the right way may not necessarily be the popular way, but standing up for the right thing, despite it being frowned upon, will be the true test of one’s moral character. This relates to the moral growth that Huck Finn experiences throughout his journey. Mark Twain’s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, can be said to be a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. Huck’s moral development can be said to be based primarily on those around him, especially Jim. Many instances also influence Huck’s morals, particularly during the raft journey that will change his beliefs and morals.
When Tom is in search for the robbers cave he decides to “start [a] band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer ’s Gang” (Twain 19). Being so young, it is understandable for Tom to aspire to such literature. Such Books offer guidance to young boys such as tom, although they might not be the best influence.
“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” Albert Einstein. Over the span of the book Tom Sawyer has come from being a silly boy to a mature man. Tom has showed a difference in character throughout the entire story and eventually has grown to care about others and not just himself. One of the themes Mark Twain explores in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer is through life experiences kids will mature on their own.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer is adventurous because he is always looking for a challenge, he makes things unnecessarily complicated, and even thinks being possibly mortally wounded just makes a situation more exciting. He eagerly accepts the challenge of rescuing Jim, he continually makes things overly complicated while doing so, and after the rescue, he wants to continue the adventure even though he has a bullet in his calf. Tom Sawyer’s adventurous and romantic personality brings an uplifting and interesting mood to a classic novel about overcoming racial
Finnish people are warm, open, sincere and are of a reserved nature. Finns are talkative and hospitable, but the myth of the withdrawn Finn is still alive and well inside Finland. An example of a Finnish joke is: “An introverted Finn looks at his shoes when talking to you; an extroverted Finn looks at your shoes”. They are a pretty peculiar people and secretly enjoy conveying that image of themselves, even if it weren’t always true. A Finn will tell tall tales with a straight face, giggle internally and go on until stories just get too much for anyone to believe.
In the story The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, the main character is a developing character because he shows everyone a change of behavior from immature to mature, and shows how and what behaviors can make someone mature or immature. He starts the book as the average hardly civilized 10 year-old, and faces many challenges that start to shape him into a more adult character. He makes good and bad choices, and has many unusual adventures that shape him int0 a more mature and adult character.
Tom begins to change once he witnesses it. His anxiety and guilt about Muff Potter’s fate are clear in the scenes he tries to get Huck to reconsider their vow to secrecy. The decision he finally makes (the decision to tell the courtroom about how the murder really went) is independent by every implication, however. Tom decides to follow his conscience despite his devotion to his loyalty to Huck, his superstition, and his own personal safety. Before the courtroom, Muff Potter tells Tom and Huck “You’ve been mighty good to me boys-better’n anybody else in this town.
The author uses inner thinking and dialogue techniques to reveal Tom’s mindset throughout this excerpt. In the excerpt, “The Glorious Whitewasher”, a young boy named Tom Sawyer, made his punishment seem like fun to the neighborhood boys. Tom’s mindset from the beginning to the end of the excerpt changed when he was able to fool Ben Rogers to do his bidding, without him realizing it. This led to Tom doing something to whole neighborhood boys, without him not realizing it too. Whitewashing turned into a game for the neighborhood boys.