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.

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.

Discipline In Twain's Tom Sawyer

In Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Tom lived with his Aunt Pol, who considered herself to be the only thing between a mischievous adolescent and an adult criminal. This 6 page paper argues that while Tom's Aunt Pol was seemingly harsh in her parenting philosophy, her actions were more reflective of a nurturing personality. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

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.

Mark Twain and Southern Values

A five-page paper which looks at society in the Southern states at the time of Mark Twain and how Southern values influenced his writing. The writer cites examples from four of Twain’s novels, The Innocents Abroad, Pudd’nhead Wilson, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and considers how Twain juxtaposed the virtues and shortcoming of Southern culture in these works. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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.

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’s Pranks at the Conclusion of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

A 3 page paper which examines how when Tom Sawyer re-entry into the action towards the end of the novel is gratuitous and reduces the roles of Huck and Jim. No additional sources are used.

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.