Tom Sawyer Reflection Essay

                                                                                                                                                       Andrew Blau

                                                                                                                                     8th Grade Fitz English

                                                                                                                         Tom Sawyer Reflection Essay

                                                                                                                                                                10/1/18



The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Challenging but Worthwhile Read

“There are no great people in this world, Only great challenges which ordinary people Rise to meet.”
-William Frederick Halsey Jr.

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A classic is sometimes a fun read but often challenging. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is old and challenging, yet it was an enjoyable read for me because of the exciting action and great characters. Mark Twain wrote this book to shed light on life back in 1820 Missouri. Mark Twain writes a classic that is challenging to the reader and forces the reader to challenge themselves. A classic is sometimes a fun read but often challenging. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is old and challenging, yet it was an enjoyable read for me because of the exciting action and great characters. Mark Twain wrote this book to shed light on life back in 1820 Missouri. Mark Twain writes a classic that is challenging to the reader and forces the reader to challenge themselves.

 

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Tom Sawyer Team Analysis #1

 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Superstition and Tom Sawyer  

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Superstition is the poetry of life.”

-Johaan Wolfgang Van Goethe

 

    Superstition is a way of life. In the book, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, superstition is very relevant in Tom’s daily life. Everyone has their own superstitions, Tom and his friends share their superstitions with each other and that ends up playing a big role in the day to day life of Tom and his friends. 

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The Importance Of Family

My Awesome Brother

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“To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the tou.”
- Clara Ortega

 

    Siblings are the ones that will always catch you when you fall. Whenever I need advice I know my brother is always there to help. When I am stressed I know my brother will always be by my side with a helping hand. My brother helps me get through tough times and gives great advice. I know my brother will always be there for me no matter what.

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Tom Sawyer

The Tom Sawyer In Me

 


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 “ If You obey all the rules you miss all the fun.”

-Katharine Hepburn

 

During the first chapter I feel that I have learned a lot about Tom and the kind of person he is. I wouldn’t say that there is a lot of Tom Sawyer in me but there is some. One part of Tom that I can really relate to is his sense of adventure. I love to explore things and learn about things. Tom also really likes to explore and discover new things. I even like to explore my backyard and once I found a treehouse in the way back of my yard. Tom and I share this trait and it is one of our biggest characteristics. I can tell in just the first chapter that Tom is an extremely adventurous kid who loves to explore. Another part of Tom in me is the thrill of doing something you shouldn’t be doing. Whenever I do something against the rules I get a massive adrenaline rush and I love the thrill. I love the thrill of being in the moment and knowing you shouldn’t be doing what you are doing but you still do it. This feeling is something that is unexplainable and I see why Tom  does it so often. I try not to do things that I am not supposed to do but sometimes being a curious 13 year old boy gets in my way. Another part of Tom in me is not listening. This is similar to my last one but also different. I listen to my parents sometimes but other times I feel rebellious and don’t. I like the feeling of being a rebel and not doing what you are told to do. I don't do this often but I think that there is a certain thrill and excitement to not doing what is told of you. The biggest part if Tom in me is getting away with things. Tom is really good at playing things off and not getting in trouble. I am pretty good at this as well. If I do something wrong at home I am really good at playing it off and acting like I did nothing wrong. All in all Tom and I may not be exactly alike but we are without a doubt pretty similar.


Fitz English

The Joys of English

 

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“Give a damn and figure it out.” 

- Fitz

 

    Fitz english is the one time of the day when we can be ourselves. In Fitz english we can express ourselves and goof around and have fun. Fitz English is my favorite subject this year. Fitz tells the greatest stories and I have laughed the hardest I have ever laughed in Fitz’s class. Today in english we were talking about a story about kids pooping in fields, we have the most random conversations in class. Fitz was also talking about how he chopped his finger off in a snow blower. The funniest thing he does is when he says some really intelligent quotes that don’t make any sense. No other teacher I have is like him and no teacher teaches like him. He lets us write about anything and go wherever to do it. He is the most legendary teacher at Fenn. One thing that makes Fitz’s class the best is his room. He has the best room in the whole school. He has couches, a big round table with spinner chairs, big chairs and recording rooms. If someone yawns during our class Fitz makes them do push-ups so they become a “stronger writer” which is hilarious. There is no class like Fitz English. Fitz is the most unique teacher in the whole school. All in all Fitz english is unbeatable and no class can top his.


Homework

The Horrors Of Homework

 

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I like a teacher who gives you something to take home and think about besides homework. - Lily Tomlin 

 

 

 

Everyday at the end of school I am excited that school is over, but when I get home I can’t relax and watch T.V., I have to do my homework. Homework is the most dreaded part of my whole day. I hate homework, it is a waste of my time. In my opinion we shouldn’t have homework for many reasons.

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Windsor Mt

Windsor Mt Adventures

 

BCCB089E-0B6E-4854-97EF-30E4F4700FA3Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

 

A tear runs down my cheek as I think of my future without the boys around me. Every single boy pouring their hearts out to each other. Everyone with the same feeling inside of them, brotherhood. We reflect on our time together and what we mean to each other. It is remarkable how much we have changed in just three days. Our time at Windsor Mt had brought us all together in a way that is extremely unique. Our class got closer through teamwork and perseverance. I go to sleep that night thinking about my friendships and how much closer I am to my class after just one night.

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Slice of Life at Fenn

                                 Recess     

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                        “Play is the work of the child”-

                                 Maria Montessori

 

The most essential and fun part of the whole school day that no one could go without is often overlooked, recess. Some may take recess for granted and not appreciate how necessary it is to our school day. The one time throughout the day we get a break from all of our grueling classes.

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Summer

                                  My Amazing Summer

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     “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it

                                     happened.”

                                    - Dr Seus

    OH.MY.GOD. You won’t believe what I did this summer it was sick! I did the Craziest things! My summer was amazing! I had the greatest summer I had so much fun. I loved my summer and I am sad to see it go. I did all of my favorite things. There were some crazy things that happened too.

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