Tom Sawyer Reflection Essay

Sam Dean

Essay Writing

Mr. Fitz’s Class

10/29/2018

 

Tom Sawyer Reflection Essay

Remembering The Adventures Of Boyhood 

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Life is either a great adventure or nothing

-Helen Keller 

 

    Books can bring back memories of our past, and give us a sense of our future. In the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,  By Mark Twain, the adventurous boyhood of Tom Sawyer brings back memories of mischief and adventure from the past. The author puts together stories and journeys from the life and perspective of  Tom Sawyer, a mischievous and outgoing boy. The stories set a scene that create nostalgia and bring back memories of childhood. “Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” -Doug Larson  

 

    

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Khetani and Dean Tom Sawyer Analysis

Kimball Khetani & Sam Dean

October 17, 2018

8th Grade English 

 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Mischief of Tom Sawyer 

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A boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without liquid in the center of it

 -Homer

    Nothing is more exciting than a little bit of mischief. In the book, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer,  by Mark Twain, Tom has an aspiring love for adventure and mischief. He sets out on exciting journeys full of laughter and mischief. Tom pulls of many risky moves which can get him into serious trouble with his strict aunt Polly. An example of his mischief is when he got into a fight with an out of town boy, they tussled and talked smack and eventually Tom won the fight. 

 

   

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Tom Sawyer Metacognition

Tom Sawyer Reflecton 

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“You can find magic wherever you look,

sit back, relax, all you need is a book”

-Dr. Seuss

    In the book, Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, there are many different funny and crazy moments that are very entertaining to read. Tom Sawyer is a very clever and sneaky kid, he manages to get himself out of trouble and is very confident with himself. A moment when her showed confidence is when him and another boy started fighting with each other and he repeated to say “I will lick you” in different ways stating how he will beat him up. Tom can pull of clever tricks and does some funny things. 

 

 

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Narrative Paragraph

The Importance Of Family

58AFA8E4-BF24-424F-A010-93C8BBB7ED89“The most important things in the world are family and love”

-Unknown

          The people you can always count on. Family are the people that catch you when you fall. When my sports team loses and my head is held low, my family is there to pick me back up.        After the loss in the soccer game, my head was held low and I did not want to talk about the game. Although, my parents knew a big milkshake would help me cheer up. 

     

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Tom Sawyer

The Tom Sawyer In Me

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    The character Tom Sawyer, from the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, is a very brave and sneaky character. He manages to get away with anything he does and weasels out of things, he also know how to stand up for himself but, he may get a little too cocky at times. An example of this is when he was very confident while fighting the other boy although, he did end up winning the fight, he has to be careful with his confidence if he ever chooses the wrong fight. The way Tom Sawyer relates to me is when he gets himself out of trouble in clever ways. When I was younger I used to get in a lot of trouble, it may have been at school or at home,I would shout out in class and really just do dumb things which ended up badly for me. Although, a lot of the time I manage to find excuses to true yet very dumb, but I manage to make it believable.

 

I remember when I would get in trouble sometimes at school, whether it was for a good reason or not, I would find the perfect excuse that either got me into less trouble, or totally out of trouble. I specifically remember one time when a teacher got a little bit frustrated because I “always manage to weasel out of things.” That is one of my best examples of being sneaky just like Tom Sawyer, I may have not used the types of excuses he does like when he said “look behind you!” And then ran away, but I got myself out of things differently. Tom is very clever, and I think I have a little bit of that inside me, sometimes I can’t work my way out of things but it happens, I wonder if Tom will ever experience something he can not escape from, will his aunt get him really in trouble once? I am not sure if he will get into something bad that he can not get out of but I have a feeling that will happen in the book. The Tom Sawyer is strong within me.


The Biggest Fortnite Event

The Fortnite Tournament

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I try to win every tournament

-Karrie Webb

    The constant arguing over the group chat gave me a headache reading message after message about the teams of our tournament. The biggest event in Fortnite history among the Fenn students, the showdown, the main event in which the most worthy and skilled team will rise above the rest as champion.

 

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JV Soccer At Fenn

The Most Fun Sports Team At Fenn

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“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning”

-Pele

The whole Fenn JV soccer team is on the edge of their seats as the Fenn players race down the field going for the first goal of the season, the chemistry is off the charts because its a team of all eighth graders who have recently been brought even closer together from the Windsor Mountain trip. The ball soars down the field and small skinny kid by the name of Johnny Drapeau puts the ball in the net for the first goal of the season. 

 

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Windsor Mountain Trip

 
Windsor Mountain Adventures

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“Jobs fill your pockets but, advetures fill your soul” -Jaime Lyn

Creeeeek! The old cabin door screeches open and eight kids rush in to see our new home. The hardwood floor is scattered with dirty footprints from the kids trampling over each other to get to their bunk beds first. The beds are sturdy but make a lot of noise, even moving on your side will make enough noise to wake someone up. I knew, that this was going to be an interesting trip, packed with craziness and loads of fun. Windsor was a place where we all came together as brothers, many of us shared some personal and serious information with all of us and no matter what happened we all showed respect for each other.

 

   

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The Importance of Sports at Fenn

 

The Sports Experience at Fenn    

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Teamwork divides the tasks, and multiplies the success”

Author Unknown

 

Whoosh! The soccer ball flys down the turf field, and 2 kids are racing to see who will get to it first. The boy from Fay, which is our rival school, sprints harder than ever in an effort to get the ball, but the Fenn boy is just too quick. The boy from Fenn takes one dribble and rips the ball right past the goalies finger tips. The whole team crowds around jumping in excitement as the moment will go down in Fenn history.

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No Homework!

 

Why We Shouldn’t Have Homework

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 “Success is doing what you want to do, When you want,Where you want,With whom you want,As much as you want”

-Anthony Robbins

 

 Without homework kids of all ages would be able to get outside and enjoy life without any homework to bring them bundles of stress. What if instead of having to write a 1,000 word essay about your favorite thing to do it would be a good idea if we could actually go and do those things. Especially for us 8th graders worrying about SSAT’s and applying for different schools, it would be a little easier for us if we did not have to torture ourselves through how to use the Pythagorean Theorem on 3D triangles and find out the volume and surface area of the triangle at home while we also have to deal with other things like sports and outside of school commitments.   

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