Tom S Essay

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Tom S




I. Introduction A. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain B. This type of book is
realistic fiction. C. The main character is Thomas Sawyer, a twelve year old boy, whose
parents are dead. Tom lives with his aunt, Polly. Tom is busy either making trouble or
thinking up new schemes. Another character is Huckelberry Finn, hated by all mothers and
loved by all children. Tom is friends with Huck and they share many adventures together.
Becky Thatcher, the daughter of a judge, who likes Tom but sometimes fights with him.
Injun Joe is an indian who kills someone named Dr. Robinson and makes everyone believe
that the real killer is a man named Muff Potter. Mr. Potter, a nice man, helps Tom and
Huck to fish and fly kites. D. This story takes place in St. Petersburg, Missouri, in the
mid-1800's. E. The main problem in this story is the many ways which Tom tries to avoid
Injun Joe because as a witness to the murder of Dr. Robinson, Injun Joe is trying to kill
Tom. Poor Tom also has to deal with being punished on a Saturday when he could be out
playing. The last problem is how Becky and Tom will escape from a cave. II. Tom, Sid, Tom'
half brother, and Tom's Aunt Polly were sitting down at the table eating supper. Aunt
Polly asked Tom questions hinting that she suspected him of playing hooky and going
swimming instead of going to school. Aunt Polly gave up but then Sid pointed out that Tom
had a different color thread than the one Aunt Polly sewed on Tom's collar. Tom's
punishment was to whitewash the fence, but Tom wanted to go out and play. Tom used reverse
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