Literary Reflection Essay

 

 

Reflection Essay On Me Relating To Tom Sawyer

 

 

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

- Dr. Seuss

 

        Adventure and rebellion is in every twelve year old boy. In the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom the main character is very adventurous and rebellious. This book was really fun because it was hard to read but once you got the hang of it it was a great read. I think that the author was trying to tell the story of a twelve year old boy in the eighteen twenties who caused trouble and loved adventure and mischief.  Every chapter had some theme that showed mischief, adventure and/or trouble. One night Tom and Huck were in the graveyard. They heard some voices and they hid behind a tree. Then they recognized a voice, it was Injun Joe. The next thing they heard was a gun shot and then there was one man lying on the ground and two had run away. They didn’t tell anybody what had happened because they didn't want anyone to know that they had been out in the dark. When the trial came around for Injun Joe, there were many witness that day. They had only seen the men before they went out but they hadn’t seen what happened. Then the lawyer called Tom Sawyer to the podium. Nobody knew why. He denied that he had been there to keep himself safe and Huck. This was an act of rebellion and lying.

 

        

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Khetani and Dean Tom Sawyer Analysis #1

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 the liquid inside 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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Reflection On First 10 Chapters

Reflection On Tom Sawyer

 

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I meant what I said and I said what I meant

- Dr. Suess

        These chapters were all guided off of Tom getting rejected by Becky. Tom and Becky both said to each other “I love you.” Then after Becky said it to Tom, she ran away. Tom held her back and kissed her on the lips to make the engagement real. But to complete the process, Tom had to give Becky the andiron which would be like proposing to her with a ring. Becky threw it down because she found out that Tom had been engaged before and he still loved the person who he had been engaged with. Tom ran away into the woods because he was sad that he got rejected. 

     

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Family Paragraph

 

How My Brother Has An Impact On Me

        

 

 

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Why Fit In When You Were Meant To Stand Out

- Dr. Seuss

 

     Even though you may not realize it, when your siblings are annoying, they might not be trying to be. My brother has autism and he does things that he doesn’t realize bug other people around him. He likes to read book about animals and watch fictional movies. Sometimes he blurts out movie quotes and can not stop telling facts about animals.

    

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The Tom Sawyer in Me

The Tom Saywer In Me

 

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt

-unknown

 

        So on Monday Fitz told us to write about the Tom Sawyer inside of us. He told us that it was due on Wednesday and it had to be at least three hundred and fifty words. So I got home on Monday and I was really tired. I told myself that it was due in two days and it was a half day tomorrow. So I watched youtube. I watched it until my mom told me that I had to go to bed.

        I got out of school on Tuesday after the worst tech-free day ever and I realize that I had the fall festival. At the fall festival there was a pie eating contest. Last year I went twelve and zero winning the contest. I won again. On my last whipped cream pie I felt stuffed and I just couldn’t eat any more. I grabbed my plate of whipped cream and walked away. Then I saw my friend Sam and I knew that I had to smash the pie into his face. I walked over and did it, he was so mad. After the fall festival I Walked back into the school and realized that I couldn’t do any homework because my iPad was at home. I remembered that I had open table at three thirty. It was currently one thirty and I had two ours to do nothing. This is two of examples that brought out the Tom Sawyer in me. 


The First 20 Minutes Of English

What Goes On In English Class?

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Live as if you were to die tommorow, learn as if you were to live forever

- Gandhi

 

  I walked into class and Fitz was playing the guitar. I put my iPad on the table then I picked a guitar up off the rack. He looked at me and he shook his head and told me to put it down because he was practicing a song that he had to play and sing for a wedding in a couple days. He said that he had only learned it yesterday and he needed it on Sunday.

    The rest of the class came in and we all sat down around the big round table that Fitz had in his room. We sat down and he told us to be quiet because he had a story to tell about his finger. So we stopped talking and he started. He told us that he was snow-blowing and he had to reach in the snowblower to get something out. Then he felt something wrong. So he stopped snow-blowing and he went home into the kitchen. He told his wife that he needed to go to the hospital. His wife was like okay because she was used to this. So he drove to the hospital and then he waited for 3 hours to get into the room. Then he got into the room and he waited 1 hour just to see the hurse. When the nurse got there she asked him where his finger was, he said he didn’t know but then he remembered that he was wearing a glove. He called his son E.J. to asked him to look in his glove for his finger. E.J. looked in his fathers glove and found nothing. E.J. Told his dad that there was nothing and didn’t ask any questions.

    This shows one of the things that happen in our class and how Fitz has so many story’s about things that happened in his life.


Dogs

    When I First Got My Dog

 

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Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

- Roger Caras

    I have a lot of experience in many kinds of ways when it comes to dogs. My dog showed me all the things that she can do. Weather its barking, running through screen doors, or even sniffing literally everything.

    When my family first thought of the idea of getting a dog, we were so excited. Every night for three night at the dinner table we would sit down and come up with a hug list of names. After a few on the third night, my sister yelled out Summer. Or family loves the summer, we go up to Maine. We sail and do all kinds of boating. My sister gave us the idea of naming her Summer. It was perfect. A month later, we picked up Summer at a Uno in New Hampshire. Summer was jumping around like crazy, even though we were just strangers to her. She started sniffing us and we held out our hands for her to sniff so she knew she could trust us. Luckily we told the breeder that we wanted to name here summer, so before we got her, he started calling her Summer. My sister called over Summer and then the dog ran towards her and bit her finger. My sister was young so she started crying and then Summer sat down. My sister gave her a big hug then stopped crying.

    When we got home Summer started peeing everywhere. She peed on the carpet, then she peed on my brothers shoe. My dad was everywhere cleaning it up. He sprayed this carpet cleaner on the rug and our whole family was scrubbing the carpet. We were down on our knees. By the end, all of our backs were hurting.

    A dog is really hard to take care of but after a couple months you get the hang of it.


Class Trip to Windsor Mountain

An Afternoon At Windsor Mountain

 

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Be strong, because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.

- unknown

 

        It was a very humid day. It had rained the night before. The ground was as wet as your tongue. I was down at the water front during free time. The mud near the railing where we put out towels was so moist. I was sinking into it. My flip-flops were as dirty as a rats hair. I almost couldn’t escape it. Then, the rain started to fall from the sky. Wet drops of water piercing my skin as it hit me. It hurt like a elephant falling on top of me. It stung like a bee. I wanted to run inside to the nice warm sauna that they had, but I saw my friends having so much fun in the water even though it was raining. 

 

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Blog Post #2

What Makes Fenn An Amazing Place?

    

 

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If you Can’t Explain It Simply, You Don’t Understand It Well Enough

- Albert Einstein 

Fenn is an amazing place. But there is one thing that makes FEnn a special place. And this thing are what makes it a special place. I think that the teachers are what make Fenn an amazing school.

   

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Many Kinds Of Pain

Achilles Soccer Issue

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“Be Strong

Because things will get better.

It may be stormy, but it never rains forever.”

- Unknown

Last year I was in the seventh grade. As a middle school sport, I decided to do middle school soccer. On the first day, I jogged out to practice. I had a fun time but it wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be. So, I asked Mr. Morrison if there was any days left for the junior varsity soccer team tryouts. He said “sure, why don’t you come tomorrow to tryout.” I said okay. After the first ten minutes of tryouts, I noticed this burning pain in my ankle. I sat down for a couple of minutes, I tied my shoelaces a little looser and went back out on the field. I couldn’t run. I just... couldn’t. So for the rest of the practice I tried my best. I went back the next day and they said that I didn’t make the JV team but I could play on the thirds team. I was disappointed but I understood.

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