Reflection on The Adventures Tom Sawyer
8th grade English Mr.Fitz
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
My Experience of Reading and Studying a Classic
A classic is something that everybody wants to read and nobody wants read
Classics open a window into our past. While reading the classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain I found a sense of connection between my life and Tom’s life, for Tom and I both seek to live a life of adventure. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I would have thought that a boy’s life in the 1840’s would be drastically different from my own, but Mark Twain was able to adjust my perspective. Mark Twain wrote about the challenges and adventures that Tom had faced, yet almost two centuries later I too have faced many challenges and adventures in my life.
Tom lives in St.Petersburg Missouri at the time in America when there was a lot of injustice. Slavery still fuses the rise of the American Economy, women have little rights and African Americans are treated like animals. In these unjust times Tom finds a way to make his dull life fell somewhat adventurous. Tom goes on numerous adventures to caves, islands and many other places. During these adventures Tom faces many adversaries, but he has the help of many friends especially Huck Finn the Red-Handed and Joe Harper the Terror of the Seas: