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  • Tom
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    The character I chose to do my essay on from the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; is Tom. If I had to pick three words of the top of my head that best describes him those words would be: fanciful, trickster, and adventurous. The reason I chose fanciful is because; Tom reads a lot of fiction books and books about fantasy. Whatever he reads he tries to live out in real life. Since Tom reads fiction and fantasy books he lives by the laws of fantasy not reality. He also told Jim that he had...
  • Aunt Polly
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    chapter 43 summary The doctor shows up the next day with Tom lying on a mattress and Jim walking behind in chains. Tom is comatose due to a fever from the bullet wound, but he is still alive. Aunt Sally takes him inside and starts to take care of him immediately. Tom improves rapidly and is already better by the next day. Huck goes into the bedroom to sit with Tom and see if he is okay. Aunt Sally walks in as well and while both of them are sitting there Tom wakes up. He immediately starts to te...
  • Tom Sawyer By Comparison
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    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) not only tells a story in this famous contribution to American literature, he also goes to great length to depict civilized humanity in a light that is anything but glamorous or glorious. In fact, his descriptions of typical representatives of society regarding their motivations, actions, habits, and morals are conveyed with subtlety but with unmistakable critical intentions. The meta textual aspects of this work appear gradually but intensify toward the end...
  • Huck's Relationship With Jim
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    Thesis-Huck's relationship with Jim evolved from witticism and ridicule towards Jim to regard and mutual esteem for him. I. Huck and Tom mocked Jim by taking advantage of his naive attitude, but when they met on Jackson Island, Huck began to realize the Jim was human. II. While travelling down the river, Jim grew dear to Huck because they faced and overcame many obstacles.. At the end of the book, Jim almost gave up freedom for Tom's well being because Huck didn't carry out his pledge to free Ji...
  • Tom's Final Awakening
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    Grapes of Wrath: Awakening Of Tom Joad Grapes of Wraith by John Steinbeck portrayed the awakening of a man's conscience dealing with his troubling trials throughout the novel. The character that goes through this monumental change is Tom Joad, son of two tenant farmers from Oklahoma. Tom's conscience was changed from a loner who cared nothing about the people to a hardy leader of them. He first looked after his family on their trip that evolved into including the impoverished migrant farmers in ...
  • Tom And Jim
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    Page one, PetersonFaran Peterson 9/28/005th period English Mrs. Young Howling Adventures Amongst Royal Frauds After all the confusion was settled at Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas' farm, Tom, and Jim and I decided to go down the river to the Indian Territory and go for howling adventures amongst the Injuns. So we fixed up a raft and said good-bye. A week later Tom and I ran out of money so we couldn't buy matches or cornmeal or any of that kinder stuff. So the next town we stopped at (by the name of...
  • King And Duke
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    Question one: Why doesn't Jim figure out that the king and the duke are not really kings or dukes? Projected answers: I think that Jim. After being a slave for so long, is very used to always listening and never asking questions. This seems to migrate into a constant trust; which is why Jim is a very trusting person, and always seems to just trust, not think on his own quite as much. Question two: What makes Huck want to steal back the gold that the king and duke 'stole'? Projected answers: I th...
  • Tom Joad And Jim Casy
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    The Grapes of Wrath In the novel, two of the main characters, Tom Joad and Jim Casy, are very similar in how they react to things. Their characters personalities are alike in the fact of how they view the world, and the journey they are going on. Because of the time they spend together they form a relationship and they have a certain effect on each other. Tom Joad is the protagonist in the novel The Grapes of Wrath. He is good-natured and thoughtful. Tom is a character who devotes himself to the...
  • Also Tom
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    Even though Tom Sawyer might be "civilized" and a socially accepted boy, Huck is a better person because he knows that slavery is wrong and he is more rational and reasonable. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows this many different situations in which the uncivilized person, Huck, is actually the civilized person, and also is more of a realistic and reasonable. One example of how Huck is more of a realistic person is when they form a gang and are going to rob a large caravan ...
  • Huck And Jim
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    Essay on Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim runs away for his family, so his kids might have a brighter future not for himself but for his family. While not even liking Tom, Jim risks the dream he had for his family by helping save Tom's life. Jim also shows love and goodwill as kind of representing a father figure to Huck. Jim has not been given all the freedom of the white man but he will unselfishly give to all with no prejudice. Jim represents love and symbolizes true goodwill to ...
  • Tom About Laura
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    Is Gentleman Jim the Savior Is a man the solution to a family's problems In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Jim O'Connor, the gentleman caller, could be the resolution to the Wingfield's predicaments. Throughout the play Laura Wingfield, the daughter, lives in her childhood. If she married Jim O'Connor, it would fulfill a dream from her days of youth. Secondly, Amanda Wingfield, the mother, needs to get her daughter out on her own. If Laura married Jim, it would take her away from the...
  • Jim Casy And Ma Joad
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    This marking period I read a realistic fiction novel called The Grapes of Wrath. This novel takes place in the late 1930's, when a farming family, the Joads, have to migrate from their farm in Oklahoma to California in order to find work. They move from camp to camp in search for work and survival. The main character, Tom Joad, gets into trouble after killing a cop who murdered his friend, Jim Casy. He goes into hiding for a while and then departs from the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Rose of ...
  • Contrast Between Tom And Huck
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    Through out The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the differences between Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn become quite evident. The two boys are almost opposites, Tom a romantic and Huck a realist. Tom is a boy with a wild imagination who likes to pretend and play games of adventure like in his romantic novels. Huck on the other hand has little faith in the things he reads and hears, he believes only what he sees and experiences. They have grown like this because of their upbringing,...
  • Huck And Jim
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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain. Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, led one of the most exciting and adventuresome of literary lives. Raised in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain had to leave school at age twelve to seek work. He was successively a journeyman printer, a steamboat pilot, a halfhearted Confederate soldier (no more than a few weeks), and a prospector, miner and reporter in the western territories. His experiences furnished him w...
  • Tom And Jim
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    I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. The book had it's ups and downs. It was a little slow, but it had a lot of great details. Sometimes it was hard to understand some of the characters when they were speaking because they were "talking" in that old southern slang. Jim was the hardest one to understand, "Dah, now, Huck, what I tell you-what I tell you up dah on Jackson islan I tole you I got a hairy breas' en what's design un it; en I tole you I ben righ wun st, eh gwinter t...
  • Huck's Sacrifice For His Friend Jim
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    In the novel by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the two main characters, Huck and Jim, are strongly linked. Their relation is portrayed by various sides, some of them good and some others bad. But the essential interest of that relation is the way that uses the author to describe it. Even if he had often been misunderstood, Twain always implied a message behind the themes developed around Huck and Jim. The first encounter between Huck Finn and Jim is at the beginning of the book,...

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