Who Is The Hero In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer documents the life of a boy (Tom Sawyer), whose mother died thus leaving him with his Aunt Polly. Tom and his friends are very mischievous at school and around home. His Aunt Polly loves him dearly and doesn’t have the heart to physically punish him so she makes him work. Throughout the book, Tom experiences events that would be different if it were placed in this time period. The author, Mark Twain, wrote the book according to when he lived which was the 1800s to the early 1900s. The book was published in 1876. Some things that would have had a different outcome then what happened in the book include the murder investigation of Dr. Robinson and the countless times that Tom skipped school. Tom Sawyer was disappointed after Becky Thatcher turned down his ‘engagement’. Following this disappointment, Tom joins a nighttime walk with Huckleberry Finn that ultimately leads them to the graveyard. Upon their arrival, they witness a grave robbery between Dr. Robinson, Muff Potter, and Injun Joe. An argument amidst the three causes a fight, leaving Muff Potter unconscious from a blow from Injun Joe. During this time, Injun Joe stabs the doctor with his knife resulting in the
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He would go swimming during that time and not have to worry about his Aunt Polly getting a phone call from the school saying that he never showed up that day. If a person tried that in 2016, the school would call home informing the parents that their child was not at school. Tom could go swimming and the only way that his aunt would know is if his shirt was damp. There are many other events that took place in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that show how accurate the book is to that time period. From crime investigations all the way to skipping school, Tom and other important characters got away with things that wouldn’t pass in
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