Reading the Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Engaged Reader) by Neil Heims PH.D.

By Neil Heims PH.D.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer continues to be one in all America's nice coming of age stories--chronicling Tom's usually mischievous adventures.

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A reader who recalls Tom’s luxurious despondency and his fantasy of being dead when reading the later episode will see that the narrative progression is one of plot rather than just story. In Chapter XIII, Tom, Joe Harper, and Huck run away to become pirates. They meet at midnight, loaded with provisions they have managed to swipe from their family larders, and take a skiff out to the deserted Jackson’s Island, located in the middle of the Mississippi River three miles below St. Petersburg. They build a fire, talk like pirates, swim, fish, and frolic.

A “dense” and “pathless” wood verges on the town, which sits on the shore of the great Mississippi River. The graveyard is “of the old-fashioned Western kind. It was on a hill, about a mile and a half from the village. ”24 It is a landscape which allows the unconstrained, unfettered movement of both the body and the imagination for a boy and demands a firm work ethic and a restraining self-discipline against the tendency to either wildness or laziness for an adult. The landscape of the novel is the open, natural space of a land at the early stages of habitation and development.

The characters in a story can just as well be animals or even things, but those animals or things or fantasy creatures are the characters of the story and are inevitably invested with human traits. They act like people and have human motives and characteristics to elicit from the reader the sympathies or antipathies (dislikes) which usually are directed toward people, even if the character is a spider or a dragon or a bear or a pancake or a mongoose. To begin with, a character is simply a name: Tom Sawyer, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper, Mrs.

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