Tom Sawyar Literary Reflection

Connection is Easy, When you can Relate  

1B4F627C-16AE-4BF3-9075-4A17F0D2F2DE“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
Brené Brown



Connection is easy, when you share the same traits. It was easy for me to connect with Tom because we both procrastinate. I understand Tom’s way of thinking, but it just the easy way out. Honestly, I planned to procrastinate and hold the reading off until last minute, but we started it in class and I could only finish it. I liked the characters in this chapter and I thought it was really hard literature to understand. I found it easy to find quotes because the author uses relatable themes for the reader to connect to like procrastination. The author made it extremely easy for me to connect to Tom Sawyer because we were so much alike with our sharing of personalities. Honestly, I learned that it isn’t easy to do anything, but when you receive help it turns out to be much easier. Also when you understand where the protagonist is coming from it make the story much, much easier to understand instead of when the protagonist is the polar opposite of you. Reading this made me believe that a single similarity is a connection



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Drew Callen

I really enjoyed reading this piece because I can relate really well, and you had a good conclusion sentence.

Willie Belle

I liked how you said you could easily relate to Tom since you both procrastinate, and I do too. I also planned to wait until the last minute, so the essay was extremely relatable for me. One suggestion is just to stick with one example, and not bounce around, but otherwise great essay.

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