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Structure and Setting of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Structure and Setting of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer In terms of the novel's structure, some critics have dismissed it as being simply a series of episodes.  And it is true that there are many seemingly extraneous scenes; nevertheless, each scene  contributes to building a broad picture of the lives of these youths. In the broadest sense, the novel  concentrates basically on Tom's--and to a lesser degree, Huck's--development from carefree childish  behavior to one that is filled with mature responsibility. Furthermore, the primary adventure--which  features the murder the boys witness and its aftermath--provides a single event that begins in the  graveyard and runs throughout the plot of lesser adventures. The lesser adventures are more  episodic, which is typically Twain.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ,   for example, is a series of  episodes connected by the adventure to free the slave Jim.
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