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Literary Analysis Paragraph #1


Edoardo Takacs and Ben Lisa
Tom Sayer Team Analysis #1
8th grade, Fitz English


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Cleverness of Tom Sawyer



The bold are helpless without cleverness


          savvy and clever words often help to get out of tough situations. In the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer often gets out of trouble or work, for Tom is astute in these situations by using his cleverness with words. In Chapters 1-10, Tom can get out of most situations. Tom may be young, but he has great deal of knowledge to be able to fool people no matter their age with his cleverness.

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The Gift of a Mother


The Guidance of a Mother




All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

-Abraham Lincoln




A mother’s most paramount gift is their guidance. It was my mother who provided me with her guidance when I was unsure what to do. When I was drowning in confusion; when nothing was comprehensible. I knew that my mother would open her heart and share her love and guidance. There was no other time that I was so dire for the need of my mother’s guidance, for I had learned I was diagnosed with dyslexia. I felt lost and confused, for I thought dyslexia was a bad thing. I laid on my bed thinking that I’m stupid, and my began to cry. My mom rushed to my room to help me, and there she laid beside me for hours telling me I’m her son and sun. I didn’t matter that the doctor said I’d struggle, It didn’t matter that when I read I’d stutter, It didn’t matter that kids thought I was stupid. What only mattered was that my mother would give me unconditional love, support and guidance. Without my mother’s guidance I would have never have found a passion for language and learning, so without her guidance I may have turned out to be the dumb kid that I imagined I would have become when I laid in my bed all alone.

What Do You Want To Become

How Can You Make a Difference 




“We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.”

-Heidi Wills


“What do you want to be when you grow up,” some random stranger asked me. My seven year old self says, “I wanna be an astronaut.” My dream of becoming an astronaut ended in the third grade, and that happened when I learned about frightening training astronauts must go through in order to get launched into the deep unknown.

As I grow older and older, and more realistic with myself I tend to give up on more and more things. The question, “What do you want to be when you grow up.” Has always frustrated me to the fullest extent, and the reason why, well I could never answer it. I always would give up on myself, and I’d always think of the future. “Am I going to make enough money.” I always asked myself, but the less and less I thought of the future, the more I understood of what I wanted to do.

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A Life of Adventure


A Pirate’s Life is For Me



It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.

-Steve Jobs



In the book, The Adventures of Tom Sayer, written by Mark Twain, I was asked to find a theme, and write a reflection on it. In chapters 5-10 there were many themes, but one theme in particular really stood out to me since I was able to relate to it, and that themes was adventure. Tom wonders on what he would do if he left his dull life behind in St.Petersburg Missouri, and thoughts lead him to think. Would he join the army and go to war, join the Indians and hunt down buffalos, but all of a sudden a stupendous idea comes to his mind.

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Tom Sayer and Me


A Trip Down Memory Lane 



“A boy’s story is the best that is ever told”

-Samuel Dickens


In the book, The Adventures of Tom Sayer, written by Mark Twain many passages in the first chapter reminded me a lot of my younger self. Before being disciplined at Fenn, I was a young and crazy child. I like Tom Sayer saw no interest in school, and I hated to do work.

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