Unformatted text preview: intrinsic rather than extrinsic factors, and this is why when Tom continues to entice him, Jim finally gives in. If Jim was somehow motivated intrinsically, in which he truly valued his job, he would have been less likely to give in. Tom’s character employs different strategies to manage others’ behavioral choices to help his paint the fence. He first tries to motivate Jim extrinsically by offering an award to take on his job. However, his plan gets spoiled by Aunt Polly. Tom’s next strategy was to entice the neighborhood boys by presenting the task of whitewashing as something unique and satisfying. He further justifies whitewashing by saying that only a select few can do the job right. Instead of offering an award, he challenges the boys to see if they can...
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- Fall '10
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom, Jim, Tom Sawyer, aunt polly, behavioral choices