Tom Sawyer Analysis

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Maria Ritchie
Mr. David R. Lopez
Honors English 9
6 December 2017
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a classic tale about a boy in the mid-19th century. Tom is greatly admired by all his friends because of his blatant disregard for the rules and his keen sense of adventure. Throughout the novel, Tom manipulates people’s feelings, probably without even realizing it himself. He manages to make everyone feel lost without him when he runs away, only to return and have everyone rejoice in his presence. One must notice, however, that Tom always partakes on his adventures with a companion; he never fails to persuade someone to come along with him and join in his mischief, no matter the possible consequences. In Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the other children follow Tom because he is good at manipulating people, he makes himself the center of attention, and he goes on many exciting adventures.
In Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the other children follow Tom because he is good at manipulating people. Almost as soon as the story begins, Tom’s tricks begin too. He starts by sneaking out of the house before his Aunt Polly could catch him. Most would punish Tom right away, but the first thing Polly does is feel bad for her lack of parenting skills. She does end up punishing Tom, eventually, when he returns home in the morning. His task is to whitewash their fence, a tedious task he would rather not do himself. Tom’s plan is to

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