The Dynamic Character In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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In this story, Tom only looks out for himself. If something works out for him, who cares if it 's at come at the expense of others? This is how Tom starts at the beginning of the book, but he finishes as a new person, making him a dynamic character. A dynamic character is a character in a story that undergoes an inner change from the beginning to the end of the book. This could be a change in attitude, actions, motives, or a new way to look at the world. Tom Sawyer is a dynamic character because his attitude and actions of how he treats others changes throughout the story. Early in the book, the whitewash incident occurs. The fence that Tom has to whitewash is down by the stream, a place where many people normally pass by. Tom uses this company…show more content…
After he and Huck experience the murder, they are faced with the decision to either tell the truth or keep the information to themselves. They choose to run away with Joe Harper so that they do not have to deal with the pressure of having important information. At this point in the story, Tom is still at the first stage in his character renovation. It is when Tom returns from his runaway event that the change happens. Eventually the boys return home, and Tom and Huck are still being burdened with the responsibility of the true facts of the murder. Occasionally, the two boys will visit Muff Potter in jail, where he does not know that the crime that he was accused of is false. He thanks the boys continuously for all that they are doing from him, but in reality, even though Tom and Huck are providing his with things, they have the key to get him out of jail and out of the mess that he is in, because they know that Potter did not actually kill doctor Robinson. This is where the change in Tom occurs. In court, Tom testifies for Muff Potter. He tells his story, about how he and Huck - whom he does not mention - were hiding in the trees when the three men came by and got into a fight. He told how Potter was knocked out and how Injun Joe killed the doctor, woke up Potter, and told Potter that he killed the doctor and how Potter didn’t know what he did because he was
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