Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Tom Sawyer - No Average Young Boy :: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of tom Sawyer       No Average Young Boy   To say that Tom Sawyer was an average young boy growing up in Illinois would be an understatement. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain is an absolutely enchanting book. Every episode is more exciting than the foregoing one, which is why this book receives five stars. Set in the old Southwest in an almost poverty stricken shabby village called St. Petersburg. The whole town knows one another, and of course they know each others business. Sunday was the holy day when everyone would gather at the church to compare notes on the gone weeks events. The children had to rely on making trade good clean fun from meager surroundings. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, and playing Hide n seek in the long hot summer long time were all good ways to pass the time. But Tom was more venturesome than that, and with his best friend huckleberry Finn, he lived everyday to its fullest. Tom had a lowl y more schooling than huck, but Huck was growing up on the streets and surviving just fine considering that his father was a drunk. Tom had a good home, being raised by his Aunt Polly, (his mother died so her sister took him in). He also lived with his half-brother, Sid, whose main objective in life was to make Toms miserable by ratting him out all the time, and his quiet cousin Mary. His antics were ingenious though. The way that he turned whitewashing the fence as a punishment into a grand experience for all of the boys in town who couldnt wait to hold the brush and paint. Tom was not a swelled boy, just an inquisitive one whos mind never rested always dreaming, and making his dreams sound so good, he could always rope Huck Finn into his escapades. Tom couldnt lie, and he couldnt see someone suffer for the sins of another, as seen when he tells the truth about the murder of Dr. Robinson. It took real guts to purport the finger at Injun Joe, the half-breed, who was also one of t he most despicable scoundrels in the town. Tom was also loyal to his friends, and showed that when he wouldnt tell that Huck Finn was with him that night the doctor was killed in the graveyard. Tom also couldnt leave Becky Thatcher in the cave when they were lost and she had all but given up confide of being found.