History Literature / TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer

22nd Jul '16 11:49:08 AM rjd1922
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: both Both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
15th Jul '16 8:53:46 PM Chariset
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->''He (Tom) was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though--and loathed him.''

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->''He (Tom) ->''[Tom] was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though--and though -- and loathed him.''
29th Jun '16 5:29:07 PM nombretomado
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* BarefootPoverty: Tom envies HuckleberryFinn for not having to wear shoes. Huck ''does'' own shoes, but until he's adopted no one cares about him enough to make him wear them, so he only does when it's cold.

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* BarefootPoverty: Tom envies HuckleberryFinn Literature/HuckleberryFinn for not having to wear shoes. Huck ''does'' own shoes, but until he's adopted no one cares about him enough to make him wear them, so he only does when it's cold.



* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer and HuckleberryFinn put each other on pedestals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.

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* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer Tom Sawyer and HuckleberryFinn Huckleberry Finn put each other on pedestals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.



* ParentalAbandonment: Huck's dad skipped town and left him to live on the streets. Huck is fine with this--[[AbusiveParents his only fear is that his dad will show up again]]. Which he does, in ''HuckleberryFinn''.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Huck's dad skipped town and left him to live on the streets. Huck is fine with this--[[AbusiveParents his only fear is that his dad will show up again]]. Which he does, in ''HuckleberryFinn''.''Literature/HuckleberryFinn''.
5th Jun '16 6:54:54 AM KingLyger
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* RelaxOVision: "Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of the scene."

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* RelaxOVision: Tom once again tricks his fellow boys by winning a prize for Bible memorization in school, but doesn't expect that his teachers will actually test him on it. When asked who the first two disciples were, Tom panics and answers "[[DavidVersusGoliath David and Goliath]]". The narrator interjects with "Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of the scene."" End of chapter.
30th May '16 2:40:11 PM Vilui
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''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the young Tom Sawyer and his adventures]] growing up in the mid-western United States of the 1840's, specifically, the mythical St. Petersburg, Missouri. (The town is based on Twain's own Hannibal.) Tom and his buddies, particularly the local drunk's son Huckleberry Finn, chafe under the restrictions of elders and are always out for storybook-style escapades -- whether it's trying to conduct a superstitious wart-removing ritual in a graveyard, treasure hunting, or a stint at piracy. But they stumble into true danger as well -- Tom and Huck become witnesses to a murder committed by the sinister Injun Joe, and later Tom and sweet but feisty Becky Thatcher get lost in a massive cave...

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''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the young Tom Sawyer and his adventures]] growing up in the mid-western United States of the 1840's, 1840s, specifically, the mythical St. Petersburg, Missouri. (The town is based on Twain's own Hannibal.) Tom and his buddies, particularly the local drunk's son Huckleberry Finn, chafe under the restrictions of elders and are always out for storybook-style escapades -- whether it's trying to conduct a superstitious wart-removing ritual in a graveyard, treasure hunting, or a stint at piracy. But they stumble into true danger as well -- Tom and Huck become witnesses to a murder committed by the sinister Injun Joe, and later Tom and sweet but feisty Becky Thatcher get lost in a massive cave...
15th Feb '16 6:39:28 PM DocWildNole
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* DisappearedDad: We are told Tom's mother has passed away, though not when or how. What happened to his father -- and for that matter what happened to Sid and Mary's dad -- is never explained.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tom. He's quite often a terrible {{Jerkass}}, but most of these instances spring from thoughtlessness rather than any actual malice. When it comes down to it, he actually has a very powerful conscience and never wishes any ''serious'' harm on anyone. Perhaps most telling is Aunt Polly's comment to herself when she discovers the letter he was planning on giving her:

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tom. He's quite often a terrible {{Jerkass}}, but most all of these instances spring from thoughtlessness rather than any actual malice. When it comes down to it, he actually has a very powerful conscience and never wishes any ''serious'' harm on anyone. Perhaps most telling is Aunt Polly's comment to herself when she discovers the letter he was planning on giving her:



* LoveableRogue: Tom Sawyer

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* LoveableRogue: Tom Sawyeris one of the first juvenile examples in American fiction.



* PuppyLove: Tom and Becky

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* PerformanceAnxiety: Halfway through a strong recitation of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, Tom is overcome with stage fright.
* PuppyLove: Tom and BeckyBecky, of course.
1st Dec '14 9:52:34 PM InsideHoursW
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10th Aug '14 5:03:28 PM creader
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1st Jul '14 5:28:43 AM StevieC
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* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer and HuckleberryFinn put each other on pedastals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.

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* MutualEnvy: Both TomSawyer and HuckleberryFinn put each other on pedastals, pedestals, thinking the other the smartest person they know and wishing that they had the other's life.
1st Jul '14 5:27:03 AM StevieC
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** Played with during the courtroom scene when Tom is called to the witness stand by his full name, surprising a '''lot''' of the people present at the trial for the murder mentioned below.
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