The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Thomas Sawyer, whom we know as Tom Sawyer, is an adventurous boy. He lived with Aunt Polly in St. Petersburg. Tom usually went out to play with his friends, Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Once the three of them went to Jackson’s Island. Their parents couldn’t find them so they think the boys were all dead. The boys appeared in their own funeral, everyone was very glad and it was the happiest funeral.
One night, Tom and Huck accidentally met Injun Joe, Muff Potter, and Doctor Robinson at Hoss Williams’ graveyard. Doctor Robinson wanted Hoss’s body to study about it. Injun Joe and Muff Potter were graverobbers. Joe and Huck saw Injun Joe killing Doctor Robinson with Muff’s knife, then put the knife back into Muff’s hand and told him that he was a killer. Later, Muff was caught by the police. On the trial day Tom told the judge the true testimony, so Injun Joe fled away. They were all afraid of Injun Joe.
Later, Tom and Huck had an idea of digging for treasure, so they went to the dead tree on Cardiff Hill, but they didn’t find anything. Tom saw an old house at the foot of the hill, so they went in there. They found Injun Joe with a treasure that was worth thousands of dollars. They heard that Injun Joe would put all the treasure “under the cross”. But they had no idea where it was. Tom went to Becky Thatcher’s birthday by the river and visited McDougal’s Cave. The cave had many tunnels and rooms. They got lost in the cave. While they were finding the exit of the cave, Tom unexpectedly met Injun Joe again, but they were both afraid of each other, so no one got hurt. Finally, Tom could find the exit and they arrived home safely.
Tom had a talk with Mr. Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher told...

... middle of paper ... what he thought so finally he was able to find the treasure as he expected. Although he almost died in the cave, but finally he was able to save his life and find the treasure that worth twelve thousand dollars.

To sum up, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is the book that is worthy of reading. The story not only teaches us about the adventures, but also teaches us about parents’ love, and their expectation for us. Also, there are many conflicts in the story. The conflicts in the story are very close to our daily lives, so we should study how the conflicts were resolving and adapt it to our lives. Some of the conflicts were resolved, but some weren’t. Tom’s imaginative world is the one that wasn’t solved. Kids will never stop imagine, unless they are no longer kids.

Works Cited

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mineola, New York: Dover, 1998.
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