The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Tony Yin writes, In language arts, my class is currently reading an all-time classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

In language arts, my class is currently reading an all-time classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This is one of the most famous books written by one of the greatest authors of all time. This classic is about a young and carefree boy named Tom Sawyer living in a small town called St. Petersburg, Missouri. Since this is written in the 1876, some of the paragraphs in the book could be extremely hard to understand. Despite the difficulty of the book, Mark Twain still thinks that this book is made for the enjoyment, not for pure boring reading. I believe that the main character, Tom Sawyer is a reflection of Mark Twain’s childhood, as he was also a naughty boy.This book is about the life in small yet not-so-peaceful town. Skipping school, dating girls, becoming pirates in a far away island, and trying out outrageous superstitions are many events that have happened in the book. I think this a very good book for people wanting to know the life of kids in the 1800s.When the novel begins, Tom is a mischievous child who envies Huck Finn’s lazy lifestyle and freedom. As Tom’s adventures proceed, however, critical moments show Tom moving away from his childhood concerns and making mature, responsible decisions. These moments include Tom’s testimony at Muff Potter’s trial, his saving of Becky from punishment, and his heroic navigation out of the cave. By the end of the novel, Tom is coaxing Huck into staying at the Widow Douglas’s, urging his friend to accept tight collars, Sunday school, and good table manners. He is no longer a disobedient character undermining the adult order, but a defender of respectability and responsibility. Yet novel still jumps back and forth between Tom’s good and bad side. If you are looking for “entertainment,” then this is a must-read for you.

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  1. I acted in a play by Pean…
    I acted in a play by Peanut Butter Players and that play happened to be Tom Sawyer!

  2. I acted in a play by Pean…
    I acted in a play by Peanut Butter Players and the play I was in happened to be Tom Sawyer!

  3. I acted in a play by Pean…
    I acted in a play by Peanut Butter Players and the play I was in happened to be Tom Sawyer!

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