Tom Sawyer Adventurous Quotes

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How Adventurous is Tom Sawyer? How adventurous can a boy get? In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer is very adventurous because he is always looking for a challenge, he makes things more complicated for some extra fun, and he even thinks being gravely injured just makes things more interesting. First, Tom Sawyer makes things harder on himself by always looking for a challenge. “‘I’ll help you steal him!’” (p.225). This quote from Tom Sawyer shows his enthusiasm for the challenge of stealing Jim from the Phelps family in a wild adventure. “‘Now we’re all right. We’ll dig him out. It’ll take about a week!’” (p.234). In this quote, Tom shows that he would rather dig Jim out and take a week to do so than just rescue Jim…show more content…
This quote shows that even though Huckleberry Finn’s plan works, Tom doesn’t care about it because it is simple and doesn’t have anything complicated in it, while Tom’s plan is complicated and adventurous. “‘But looky here, Tom, what do we want to warn anybody for that something’s up? Let them find out for themselves--it’s their lookout.’ ‘Yes, I know; but you can’t depend on them’” (p.267). This shows that Tom wants to warn the Phelps family that Jim is to be stolen so that he and Huckleberry will have some opposition when freeing him. Finally, Tom Sawyer also thinks that being terribly injured just makes a situation more interesting. “We was all glad as we could be, but Tom was the gladdest of all because he had a bullet in the calf of his leg” (p.274). This quote shows that being shot in the leg just made Tom happier and more caught up in the excitement and adventure of Jim’s rescue.
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Shut the door and blind-fold the doctor tight and fast, and make him swear to be silent as the grave, and put a purse full of gold in his hand, and then take and lead him all around the back alleys and everywheres in the dark, and then fetch him here in the canoe, in a roundabout way among the islands, and search him and take his chalk away from him, and don’t give it back to him till you get him back to the village, or else he will chalk this raft so he can find it again. It’s the way they all do” (p.p.275-276).

In this quote, it is shown that even though Tom could have great injuries for the remainder of his life, he is still immersed in the adventure of the escape and still set on doing things how famous escapees have done them in the past. 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
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