Tom Sawyer Essay

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Joanel E. Rodriguez The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, Tom is an imaginative, adventurous and independent. Tom Sawyer is an imaginative young man who sometimes allows his imagination and high-spirit. Tom is very adventurous; he never passes up a chance to play pirates, robbers, or soldiers. Tom’s friend is Huckleberry Fin. Huck is a social outcast who likes to live by his own terms. Tom and Huck become good friends. One night the two boys go to the graveyard and 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. The boys swear never to speak of the murder again. Tom fell in love with his new neighbor, Becky Thatcher. Eventually the two become engaged, but the engagement when Tom accidentally mentions his former love while talking with Becky. By the time passing the whole town is gossiping of the murder of Dr. Robinson and the prosecution of Muff Potter. Tom can’t allow the innocent Muff to go to jail. So Tom testifies and indicates the guilt of Injun Joe. When the trial ends, the manhunt for Injun Joe begins and Tom is treated like a hero. Becky and Tom soon become friends again after Tom takes Becky’s punishment at school for being careless with the teacher’s things. Becky finds Tom to be very noble. Tom was an imaginative young man. Tom often used his creative imagination to get out of punishment from his Aunt Polly. Tom could make up lies like nobody else. Tom would use his adventures to escape the havoc of daily life. When Tom had a hard day at school or a problem with Sid, he would go on a treasure hunt, or go play Robin Hood in the woods. Tom understood it was his truthfulness that saved the life of Muff Potter during his trial. His lies saved Becky Thatcher from being

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