Term Paper on Tom Sawyer

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Tom Sawyer


Mark Twain's, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, is a story
told from the eyes of the young Tom Sawyer. The story takes
place in the small rustic town of St. Petersburg Missouri. Tom
Sawyer is the main character of the book. Tom is an
imaginative young man who always seems to be getting into
trouble. Tom is very adventurous, he never passes up a chance
to play pirates, robbers, or soldiers. This book has multiple
themes but the most important is knowing when its right to
talk and tell the truth and when its better to be quiet or lie.
At the beginning of the story Tom is introduced by
climbing in his window after a long night of cavorting with his
friends. Soon after the start of the story Tom meets
Huckleberry Fin. Huck is a local outcast of society who likes to
live by his own terms. Tom and Huck become good friends.
One night the two boys go to the grave yard. While they are
there they witness the murder of the town doctor, Mr.
Robinson. The boys watched as Injun Joe kills the doctor and
frames a drunk by the name of Muff Potter who just happens to
be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The boys swear never
to speak of this again. Soon after this Tom falls in love with his
new neighbor, Becky Thatcher. Eventually the two become
engaged but the engagement falls through when Tom
accidentally mentions his former love while talking with Becky.
The two fued and do not speak. Meanwhile, the whole town is
gossiping of the murder of Dr. Robinson and the prosecution of
Muff Potter. A trail quickly forms and Muff is put on the stand.
Tom knows he can not let the innocent Muff go to jail so as the
trial comes to a close Tom testifies, proving Injun Joe guilty.
This is the climax of the story. After the trial ends, the man
hunt for Injun Joe begins. Tom is treated like a hero, but feels
bad knowing that he broke Huck's oath. Becky and Tom soon
become friends again after Tom takes Becky's punishment at
school for being careless with the teachers things. Becky finds
Tom to be very noble. Summer is coming near. Injun Joe is still
at large and Tom and Huck are searching for treasure. While
searching near an old ghost house one night the two boys over
hear Injun Joe talking about some loot that he hid. The boys
are determined to find it . As an end of the year celebration,
Tom's whole class goes on a picnic and on a cave exploration
near the wood outside of town. While in the caves Tom and
Becky get lost. The whole town searches for them but they are
not found. also in the caves Tom sees Injun Joe snooping
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