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Mark Twain

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the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer-mark-twainSources:,, Forbes, IMDb, Mark Twain and Medicine by K. Patrick Ober, University of Rochester, World Heritage Encyclopedia Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.FriendsLove InterestWitnesses murderNarrator, Chapter 25 here comes a time in every rightly-constructed boys life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby the NumbersValue of the treasure Tom and Huck find at the end of the novel in the mid-1800s Year Tom Sawyer Island opened at Disneyland in California—the only attraction Walt Disney designed himself Year a silent film version—the first film adaptation of Tom Sawyerwas releasedYear Perry Daviss Pain-Killer—which Aunt Polly uses to torment Tom—became available in Hannibal, Missouri1849$12,00019561907One of the most successful American writers during and after his lifetime, Twain wrote novels that are quintessentially Southern in their presentation of religion and community. He created stories filled with humor, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which draw on his Missouri boyhood.MARK TWAIN1835–1910AuthorThemesMain CharactersHuckleberry FinnVeritable orphan because of his fathers drinking; Toms cohort in his adventures Joe HarperBoy with a typical childhood; eager to play games and have safe adventuresTom SawyerGood-hearted but mischievous orphan with a penchant for rule-breakingEstablishing AuthorityGrowing up without father figures, Tom and Huck seek out and challenge authority. Transition to AdulthoodTom and Hucks perspective on the world matures through the life-risking adventures they face together.Social PressuresTom and Huck struggle to follow societys rules without sacrificing their individual freedom.Aunt PollyKindhearted and trusting woman; raises Tom and his half-brother Injun JoeVengeful criminal with a foul temper Becky ThatcherYoung newcomer to town; emotional but willing to stand up to TomSet along the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer follows Tom and his friends as they navigate the line between adventure and responsibility. Tom must balance the pressures of finding his place in society, winning the affection of his crush, and facing the consequences of witnessing a murder.A Boys AdventureOVERVIEWTom and Huck witness Injun Joe commit murder in the graveyard.The two boys run away with Joe Harper to an island in the Mississippi River. Tom testifies against Injun Joe, who flees out a window.Tom and Becky get lost exploring a cave but eventually escape. Injun Joe is trapped in the cave with his treasure and dies.Tom and Huck find and reveal the treasure, securing their future. 132456Mark Twain1876EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventure

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