8th Grade English
Tom Sawyer Essay
November 14, 2014
The Adventure Curiosity Brings
“As he lay in the early morning recalling the incidents of his great adventure, he noticed that they seemed curiously subdued and far away—somewhat as if they had happened in another world, or in a time long gone by.”
XXVIIThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Curiosity is always a part of us. The characters in Tom Sawyer are almost all kids who love exploring and finding out what is where. Whether it be in a cave or on an island they always seem to start a problem. In chapter 30 Tom and Becky go into a cave and later find a wall covered in burn marks. Tom burns their names onto the wall, however after resting Tom realized that they are lost.
“Come to think, Becky, we are away down below them—and I don't know how far away north, or south, or east, or whichever it is. We couldn't hear them here.”
Chapter XXXI The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Everybody loves a good adventure. In the book main character Tom has many adventures with his friends Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper. On an island in the Mississippi river Tom and his friends decide to pretend to be pirates. They spend several days here searching for treasure and adventure. Tom is rejected by his girlfriend Becky Thacher and later meets his friend Joe Harper. Joe and Tom go and try to find Huckleberry Finn and later go off to the island where they stay a few days. During their stay Tom, Joe, and Huck act like pirates, search for food, and pretend to sword fight with sticks. They also go swimming for fun and tell stories about pirates before they go to sleep.
“Tom recounted (and adorned) his adventures. They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done. Then Tom hid himself away in a shady nook to sleep till noon, and the other pirates got ready to fish and explore.”
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a book that demonstrates the curiosity of kids and how they think; it's also a book that also shows the greatness of adventures both outside and in a persons imagination.