Upon the discovery on Injun Joe

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Upon the discovery on Injun Joe's body, the reader gets another glimpse into Tom's compassion. In  spite of the horrors that Injun Joe had caused him, Tom's personality allows him to sympathize with  Injun Joe's plight because Tom had been in the same situation: "Tom was touched, for he knew by  his own experience how this wretch had suffered." It is Tom's human compassion even for this  dreadful specimen of humanity that endears him to the reader. The death of Injun Joe in Chapter 33 brings one significant part of the novel to an end. Injun Joe  played an important part in Tom's growth, as well as Huck's. First, Tom and Huck witnessed the  murder committed by Injun Joe. Until that point, for Tom at least, all adventures had been excitingly  imaginative. The events in the graveyard mark his first  real  adventure. At the trial of Muff Potter, Tom 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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