What Does Mark Twain Know As A Kid

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In dedication to his wife, Mark Twain wrote ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer;’ inspired by his classmates and life as an adventurous young boy. Mainly being written for the enjoyment of young boys and girls; Mark Twain hoped for adults to also be reminded of their younger childhood adventures. Characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are a combination of the characteristics of three young boys Mark Twain knew as a kid. Tom Sawyer, was purposely not given an age, but most people assume he’s about eleven or twelve, judging by his childish love for Becky Thatcher. Showing off and trying to impress her to get her attention shows him as a kid, yet proving it goes beyond ‘puppy love’ by passing notes and taking the blame for her in school showing the
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