Tom Sawyer Literary Reflection

Problem Solving

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”Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.”

-Edmond Mbiaka

-Denny Morgan

     The first step you take is always the hardest, but you can learn to do it well. The book, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is written very differently than the way we speak now. It was a challenge to understand what was going on in this story, but once I understood what was happening, I started to enjoy some parts of the story. Mark Twain wrote this book, not just for the entertainment of children, but also to remind adults of how they used to be. In the preface of the book he makes sure to tell us this.

Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked... [The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, Preface] 

It is obvious that he intentionally uses things like apostrophes to show how the kids would actually talk back then, which also makes it more of a challenge as a reader living in the modern day.

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

A literary analysis of superstition in Tom Sawyer   

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“Conscience without judgement is superstition”

-Benjamin Whichcote

     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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Family Narrative Paragraph

How my brother helps me.

 

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“The oldest sibling always knows things that the younger ones dont.”

-Mike Mills

 

    Older siblings are the ones that you can rely on for knowledge and help. My older brother is the one I go to for extra help in life. Sometimes I think I understand the math lesson, but when I get home and pull out the assignment and everything I learned that day just slips out of my mind. In these moments I know who I can always go to for help. My older brother.

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Tom Sawyer And Me

How I can relate to Tom Sawyer

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”We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful”

-Taylor Swift

 

    When I heard about this assignment I immediately started racking my brain for ideas to write about. I kept trying to think of times I was rebellious or broke the rules on purpose, but I couldn’t think of anything. When I thought about it some more I realized that I can relate to Tom Sawyer on a lower level. In the way that I know what is right in my mind and I want that. I don’t want to listen to what some adult says if it doesn’t seem right to me.

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Windsor Mountain Essay

 
What our class trip to Windsor Mountain tought me

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“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

-Napoleon Hill

 

    Everyone around me has a smile on their face, but I can't relate. I’m in the middle of nowhere, with no reception, and surrounded by people I don't want to be surrounded by for three whole nights. I am not excited one bit. What makes it worse is the weather. It’s rainy and gloomy and not the place I want to be. We are traveling on a two-hour bus ride to get to a camp called Windsor Mountain. The camp is in New Hampshire, A.K.A the middle of nowhere. As I’m waiting out in the cold, standing on the soggy ground in front of The Fenn School the bus pulls up. When I saw that the busses were pretty nice it made me feel that maybe the trip wouldn’t be so bad and that I can get through it. For some reason, it’s really the little things that make me happier.

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Sports Alternative

How Fenn’s Limitaions With Sports Effect Me

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When someone tells you it can’t be done, its more of a reflection of their limitations, not yours.”

-Les Brown

 

    Sports at Fenn are a large part of their curriculum. Every day except Tuesday there is a required one hour slot for you to play a sport. Once you get to upper school though, you have to stay after school for another hour or so. That means that if you have something that you really enjoy doing after school, you can’t do it anymore because sports are after school.

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Slice Of Fenn Life

    Why The Arts Program Is Special

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”an essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail”

-Edwin Land

    While the sports program at Fenn may be the most popular among the students there is another part of Fenn that I really enjoy. The arts program. Most other schools just have music as their “art” but at Fenn they give you many options so that whether or not you enjoy arts there is something for pretty much everybody.

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