Tom Sawyer Character Analysis

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“my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in”(Preface). This is seen a lot in the main character Tom and his friends’ behaviors and adventures. In Mark Twain 's classic text, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the main character Tom, is a very self-centered and carefree kid. But that all changes when Tom and his sidekick, Huck witness the murder that changes their life. And ever since that event, Tom transforms from a carefree, self-centered ego-maniac kid to a mature adolescent.

Tom‘s immaturity is very evident when he acts like a fool. He thinks that acting “cool” in front of Becky will make her be impressed and “like” him,“The next instant he was out... doing all the heroic things he could conceive of, and keeping a furtive eye out, all the while, to see if Becky Thatcher was noticing“ (97). Acting very immature around Becky makes him look silly. Instead of talking to her and expressing his feelings, he is acting ludicrous just to get her attention and impress her. Tom does not know how to handle his emotions He is not realizing the impact of all those decisions in his life and how people look at him. If he always terrible decisions he will get nowhere in life and people with think poorly about him as basically another Huckleberry Finn. Tom is very narcissistic and is not caring about others feeling and what they want he is all about
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