The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
My class just finished a superb book named
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which was
written by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer is an 1876 novel about a young boy
growing up along the Mississippi River. The story
is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg,
inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain
lived. This boy goes through countless adventures
through his childhood and into adulthood as we
travel along with him. Through his adventures
many of the plots and characters are very so
affected by wealth.
In the novel we witness the murder of Dr.
Robbinson. This wouldn’t have happened if
wealth did not affect the plot and the characters
because as stated in the book,"Five years ago you drove me away from your father's kitchen one night, when I come to ask for something to eat, and you said I warn't there for any good; and when I swore I'd get even with you if it took a hundred years, your father had me jailed for a vagrant.”
In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom and Huck also become very wealthy. They became rich by spying on Injun Joe, a criminal, and his friend in a “haunted house”. The two criminals talking about their earnings of twelve thousand dollars which would sum up to a little over three hundred thousand dollars today. Tom and Huckleberry then hear Joe talking to his comrade, “No—Number Two—under the cross. The other place is bad—too common." This meant that the treasure would be concealed under the cross in the second room. After many trials Tom suspects where the treasure is hidden. Meanwhile, Huck saves Widow Douglass with the help of the Welchmans which was going to be hurt by Injun Joe and his comrade. Tom brings Huck to McDougal's Cave. Tom leads Huck into the cave a look for a cross. After thoroughly inspecting the cave they are set upon a treasure box, which had guns, money, coins, and other stuff. “The money was soon in the bags and the boys took it up to the...
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