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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain
reviwed by: PJ


Why does Tom's Aunt Polly never punish him even though she knows about the things that he does?


proof of her feelings towards him show on page 9 in which she says, "He 'pears to know how long he can make out to put me off for a minute or make me laugh, it's all going down again and i can't hit him a lick. I ain't doing my duty by that boy, and that's the Lord's truth, goodness knows. Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I'm a-laying up sin for us both, I know. He's full of the Old Scratch, but laws-a-me! he's my own dead sister's boy, poor thing, and I ain't got the heart to lash him, somehow. Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks."


Why does Tom like to go to desolate places rather than normal haunts of boys?


Tom likes to go to desolate places rather than normal haunts off boys because he likes to be in places that are in harmony with his spirit and he likes to be alone somethimes.

Why does Tom always have thoughts of himself dying and people mourning over his body?


I think Tom always has thoughts of himself dying and people mourning over his body because he wonders what they would do since he's gone or how they would feel. He probably thinks this because he thinks that he has a hard life.

Why does Tom tell the new girl, Becky Thatcher, that he loves her when he just met her?


Tom tells the new girl, Becky Thatcher, that he loved her because he told her to say it back, and if she did then they could kiss cause that's what people who love each other do. Becky does this and which leads to them kissing. However this doesn't last long, because Tom mentioned another girl named Amy Lawrence who he had liked before and that just made Becky erupt into tears.

WIll the thought of breaking his Aunt Polly's heart and getting his own heart broken stop Tom from being a wreckless adventurer?


I personaly dont think that this will stop Tom from being adventerous because he will want to show Huck and Joe that nothing is wrong with him. I think they will also try and motivate him because they wont like to have him aroung if he's sad.

Why do Tom, Joe, and Huck feel so proud when they find out that the people from town were sent to see they had drowned?


They feel proud when they see people from town looking for them because they felt like heroes, like they were missed.They


Why doesn't Tom come out from under his bed and save his aunt and Joe's mom the misery of thinking that they're dead?