Depicting the life of a young boy growing up in a Mississippi river town, the novel was regarded as an entertainment for children when it was originally published. Since that time, Tom Sawyer has come to be viewed as a complex work addressed to both children and adults. These everyday events contrast with the romanticized and extraordinary adventures that Tom shares with his friend Huckleberry Finn. During a midnight excursion to the town graveyard, Tom and Huck witness the murder of Dr.
In the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by the prominent American writer Mark Twain inthe title character Tom Sawyer tries not to waste time and to learn more and more each day of his life. His prurient curiosity, optimistic turn of mind, great desire to be independent and free, and yearning after adventures help him to discover the value of life.
Csicsila 88 In addition, Mark Twain represents a lot of examples of morality and immorality of human society.
Petersburg along the Mississippi River becomes the witness of the murder at the town cemetery. The young boy Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn have many dangerous experiences. They try to solve the murder of Dr. Robinson and unmask the real murderer Injun Joe, secretly live on the island and learn about the buried treasure, stalk the criminals and find the treasure in the cave.
McArthur 46 The young boy tries not to waste his time and plunges into multiple life experiences which help him to discover the value of life, to mature and to develop his strong character.
He struggles for freedom, develops his leadership skills and perceives his immoral actions. The name of the author of the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is known throughout the world. The real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Mark Twain hates oppression and hypocrisy in the society. It is known that he was one of the first American writers after the Civil war who introduced new social views into American literature. The writer was greatly influenced by political and social events which took place after the Civil war.
Powers 51 The writer was born in Florida. When the boy was four, his parents decided to move to the town of Hannibal where the young boy witnessed acts of violence of slave owners. That is why the theme of slavery is developed in many of his literary works. The first humorous story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County which was published in brought the writer national attention.
Gavin 47 Of course, one of his major literary works is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in which the main character Tom Sawyer was modeled on the writer as a child.
Howells 32 Tom Sawyer is a boy of eleven-twelve years old whose major life principle is to be free and independent.
Throughout the story, Tom Sawyer struggles for freedom. He wants to lead the same life as his friend Huckleberry Finn who does not have to go to school and to Church on Sunday.
He slept on doorsteps in fine weather and in empty hogsheads in wet; he did not have to go to school or to church, or call any being master or obey anybody; he could go fishing or swimming when and where he chose, and stay as long as it suited him; nobody forbade him to fight; he could sit up as late as he pleased; he was always the first boy that went barefoot in the spring and the last to resume leather in the fall; he never had to wash, nor put on clean clothes; he could swear wonderfully.
In a word, everything that goes to make life precious that boy had. His Aunt Polly is the person who makes him obey.
She makes him attend classes at school, whitewash the fence on Sunday, and dress in clean and fashionable clothes which Tom considers rather restrictive and even foolish. That is why when Tom gets a chance, he and his friend Huck escape to the island where they live as pirates. Smith 48 Moreover, in the novel Tom Sawyer is represented as a leader who is ready to make serious decisions and to bear responsibility for his actions.
He leads Becky Tratcher to the cave where they get lost and demonstrates his leadership skills. He remains calm and confident.A summary of Themes in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and what it means.
Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Sep 06, · Because Mark Twain is so important a figure in American literary history, and because The Adventures of Tom Sawyer () is his first work of fiction, there is the temptation to dwell on the.
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Twain does not narrate a change in Tom’s personality, but rather a change in the foolish adults’ perception of Tom.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer reveals itself to be an unabashed celebration of the subversive spirit of childhood—the exact opposite of a bildungsroman.