Emotional Changes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Emotional Changes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer : A 3 page paper which examines the emotional changes seen in Tom Sawyer in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. No additional sources cited.

Huckleberry Finn-Storyteller/Hero.

(5 pp) Samuel Clemen's masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) (1884) poses Huckleberry Finn as a hero in his own right. However Huck is a hero on the move; he refers to Tom Sawyer often, but this is still Huck's novel.

Tom Sawyer and Superstition

A 5 page paper which examines how superstitious Tom Sawyer is in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” No additional sources cited.

The Maturing of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

A fifteen page paper comparing these two protagonists in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The paper shows that Tom remains childlike because he is essentially conventional, and has never been forced to make adult decisions; Huck, on the other hand, has forged his own code of ethics at an early age. No additional sources.

Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer

A 3 page essay that discusses Twain's Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain's most famous book is Huckleberry Finn and critics agree that it is a greater literary achievement than its predecessor The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). However, this work, which Twain referred to as a "hymn" to boyhood, has always been more widely read than Huck (Rasmussen 216). A factor in Tom Sawyer's perennial popularity is undoubtedly due to the fact that this novel demonstrates the social, physical and emotional struggles of the human maturation process, as the reader follows Tom's growth throughout the narrative. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Morality In The Works Of Mark Twain

A 7 page paper examining Twain's evocation of morals in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The paper concludes that Twain wrote books not only for entertainment, but to express his particular views on morality as well. Bibliography lists nine sources.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

A 7 page paper which compares and contrasts "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Tom Sawyer: Differences in Adult and Child Interpretation and Experience

A 5 page discussion of the differences in experiences and interpretation a child might have in reading the 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' as opposed to those an adult might have. Observes that the child sees adventure and independence while the adult sees satire, stereotype, even the realities of capitalism. Concludes that undoubtedly Mark Twain was very much aware of the satire, the contrasts, and the stereotypes. He was, after all, a true wordsmith, a weaver of stories. Like Tom Sawyer, Twain himself was a capitalist. A capitalist who profited from the imaginations, perceptions, and receptivity of others to his craft. No additional sources are listed.

Journeys: Tom Sawyer and Peter Pan

A 6 page paper which examines the symbolism of the journeys taken in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy).” No additional sources cited.

Mark Twain / A Life Of Writing.. And Controversy

A 6 page paper on the life and works of Samuel Clemens, pen name-- Mark Twain. The writer discusses how some of Twain's own life experiences along the Mississippi River and elsewhere are reflected in his fiction. Several key works including 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' & 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' are examined. Some of the controversy over Mark Twain's content is brought up as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Controversy Surrounding 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

A 5 page paper which discusses the controversy over many of the elements in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Mark Twain. The paper addresses the pros and cons of this book being considered as a requirement in school's across the nation. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

Racial Minorities in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

A 5 page paper which examines how Mark Twain presents the reader with portrayals of racial minorities in “the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

Tom Sawyer in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

A 5 page paper which discusses the character and role of Tom Sawyer in the last half of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." No additional sources cited.

Mark Twain’s Unworldly Protagonists

A five page paper looking at several of Twain's works in terms of their most characteristic feature: his creation of an innocent, unworldly protagonist who is able to see the adult world with fresh eyes. Specific works discussed are 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 'The Prince and the Pauper,' and 'Life on the Mississippi.' Bibliography lists seven sources.

Death and Youth in Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

A 5 page paper which illustrates how Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," was a book which illustrated, like many of his other works, how the death of youth was often the death of enlightenment and free thought, thereby presenting us with a society that was ignorant and essentially wrong in many ways. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.