The title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is a perfect way of capturing the way Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer, writes. When Twain writes, he allows his characters to take risks and explore, giving them a sense of personal freedom. This writing style allows the characters to go on adventures, which provides excitement for the reader. The writing also allows you to connect past experiences of your own with some of the adventures from the text. This makes the book relatable and fun to read.
As a child, when I was young and innocent and had no sense of reality, my friends and I would always draft fun ideas and put them into action. If one friend proclaimed: “Let’s camp outside!,” another might say: “I’ll get the tents!.” Sometimes we even tried to train for sports. My friends and I would be watching the Yankees duel the Red Sox and we would stare at the screen, idealizing the players. We would watch the players do amazing things and just want to be them. As soon as the game concluded, we would rush outside and began practicing for the upcoming baseball season. Unfortunately, those wonderful days are over and I have moved on from my dream of being a Red Sox player. It has been a while since I have reflected on such amazing times and the only reason for my reflection is Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer, the main character in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is constantly extracting fun from every situation he encounters. He and his friends are constantly playing around, laughing, and simply being boys. They never miss a chance to prove that they are young and are not the best at seeing the world logically. For example:
“Presently Huck Said: ‘What does pirates have to do?’”
“Tom said: ‘Oh, they have just a bully time-take ships and burn them, and get the money and burry it in awful places in their island where there’s ghosts and things to watch it, and kill everybody in the ships-make ‘em walk a plank’”
“And they carry the women to the island,” said Joe, “they don’t kill the women.”
“No,” assented Tom, “they don’t kill the women----they’re too noble. And the women’s always beautiful, too.”
“And don’t they wear the bullies clothes! Oh no! All gold and silver and di’monds,” said Joe, with enthusiasm.