Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'
As the title of this book suggests, Tom Sawyer, and the author, Mark Twain, believed that life was a series of adventures. The playful, occasionally skirting the edges of malicious, sense of fun that permeates the story is the fictional representation of the belief that childhood should be a care-free time. In today's world children no longer live this illusion, as Tom did, and can only connect with it through such modern character's as TV's Bart Simpson. This 6 page paper describes how both Tom and Bart are masters at the art they ascribe to: the prank and the hoax. Each gives the reader, and, or, viewer, an insight into the mind of the child, almost adolescent, of their separate times. Bibliography lists 9 sources.