Tom Sawyer Literary Reflection

Problem Solving


”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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