8th Grade English
Tom Sawyer Literary Reflection Essay
Fear in Tom Sawyer
The Power of Emotion
“If You don’t want to conquer fear, don’t go home and thing about it. Go home and get busy.”
Emotions drive almost everything humans do. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, the main character Tom feels the effect of fear personally. As a generally doubtful person, I have very personally felt many of the doubts and questions, driven by similar fear, Mark Twain describes. This piece helped show me an outside view on these emotions and how I could handle these experiences. Throughout this classic tale of boyhood and growing up, Mr. Twain writes about life and the experiences that come with it, such as adventure, anger, love, heartbreak, and how Tom overcomes them.