Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

A classic duo written by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have captured the imagination of boys for decades and are required reading in the majority of US public schools.

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What does Mars Tom mean in Tom Sawyer?

It's a corruption of the form of address, Master Tom.

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What does to pull a Tom Sawyer mean?

it means to get some one else to do what you were supposed to do, esp work or chores.

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Why did Jim runaway?

Jim ran away because he heard that Miss Watson was going to sell him to someone in the South.

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Why is the turning point of the novel considered to be when Huck chooses to go to hell?

I think it's because up to that point, Huck has been trying to fit himself into this world that doesn't make sense to him. Upstanding members of the community, "The Quality," are morally self-righteous while they also own slaves. They pay attention to the small stuff (manners, social formalities), while ignoring the big stuff (treating other human beings as property). When Huck decided to go to hell, he is formally renouncing this nonsensical reality for his own reality, even if it means personal strife. He has just made a huge sacrifice (going to hell) for his own personal integrity. He has, in a sense, become his own man with this decision.

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What is the value of Tom Sawyer copyright 1955?

The value would be based on the condition of the book and it it had any famous persons that signed it.

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Who adopted Huckleberry Finn in the book Tom Sawyer?

widow Douglas

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Is Huckleberry Finn a moral person?

yes he is actually because he learns alot of leasons on his magnifacant adventure

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What are examples of hyperbole in Tom Sawyer?

Through pages 5-8, when Tom is getting into a fight with a city kid. He and the other kid both say that they have older brothers that will beat up the other, but the reality is that neither of them have older brothers.

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Character sketch of characters of adventures of Tom Sawyer?

tom sawyer is a 10 year old country boy who is very mischievous .He is very clever and can fool anybody.he is good at making stories. he lives with his aunt and always trouble her. he does not like to go to the sunday school. Tom is described as having messy hair and doesnt wear shoes. He is very tricky and knows how to get through his problems. He loves being in spotlight, the center of attention.he is quite witty and has an amazing sense of humor. despite his mischief ,Tom has a good heart and a strong conscience. Gradually he begins to take the responsibilities of his role more seriously as a leader among his school fellows.

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How are daisy and nick related?

Daisy and Nick are second cousins once removed.

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Why does aunt Polly not apologize to Tom Sawyer?

Aunt Polly feels shy all the time because she realises that there was a good part in everything Tom did. Therefore she always tried to apologize in different ways, without apologizing to him in a straight forward manner.

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What kind of man is hucks father how does Huck react to him?

Huck's father was drunkard and was a very messed up man and was always cursed by the villages for he bought shame for the village.

Huck had to go through so much because of his father, he was not allowed to play with the other kids in the village and he did not have friends (except Tom) because of his father's mistakes.

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In Huckleberry Finn who sells Jim out?

The Duke and King

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Who painted the fence Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn?

Tom sawyer

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Is actor John Finn the father of actor George Finn?

no he's father's name is david

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How does Tom Sawyer entertain himself after supper?

Tom sits quietly and uses his imagination to entertain himself.

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What does Huck symbolize in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

nick name for huckleberry

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Setting of Huckleberry Finn?

Huckleberry Finn is set around the 1840s. The story starts in a small town in Missouri called St. Petersburg. The events of the story range all along the banks of the Mississippi.

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Who is Peter in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

hes the same peter as peter pan

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What did Huck ask Judge Thatcher to do when he knew that his pap was going to return?

take all of his money as a gift

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What is Huckleberry Finn's mighty river?

The Mississippi River

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What are examples of hypocrisy in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

When the Widow Douglas tells Huck that he can't chew tobacco, when she does snuff. When Tom thinks about telling people that he knows where Jim is hiding, after he told Jim that he would never tell. When the Duke and King put up signs looking for Jim when they promised to not tell. And when Tom tells Huck to "Do it from the book" and then doesn't.

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What does switch mean in Tom Sawyer?

he is about to get a spanking

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What is an example of satire in Huckleberry Finn?

Huckleberry Finn satirized much of the commonplace society mores of the pre-war South. For example, the Widow Douglas wouldn't let Huck smoke, but "she took snuff, too." He also satirized the racial bigotry commonplace at the time, and relations between rich people and poor people.

Huck Finn also criticizes the institution of formal religion (i.e. going to church). Guns are seen being brought to church during the feuding portion of the novel. Also, at the beginning of the novel, Huck questions praying, wondering why he should pray if he never gets what he asks for. Therefore, he views religion as a lie, and hates it.

One of the main reasons that Huck Finn was so successful and is even banned in many classrooms today is that it has absolutely nothing to do with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. When the novel first came out, everyone who read and loved Tom Sawyer (mostly white people) were horrified. A black slave was being depicted as human. Even though Huck cruelly plays tricks on Jim at the start of the novel (which the white southerners read and believed as commonplace), he experiences a major transformation from racism passed down from generation to generation (also a major criticism of society-racist "innocent" children) to realizing that Jim is a good person, and is equal if not better than himself. White southerners gently became more and more aware of their cruelty towards people (not slaves, people), and therefore cast the book away.

Most schools ban the book now because of the offensive language. The "n-word" is used throughout the novel extensively. But this language just adds to the whole novel by portraying the true treatment of black slaves in the south during that era. Huck Finn is no doubt a piece of realism, and by using the true dialects of the south, he realistically portrays the cruelty and dehumanization of African slaves in the south, and attempts to wake racist southern America to reality.

Huck Finn is a lot more than a book about a boy and a raft - it is a bitter criticism (masked in satire) of a society that Twain detested. If you read it in your 20s you'll find it is a lot more than the book you had to read in school in 8th or 9th grade.
Some examples of satire in Huckleberry Finn are the racism, and the discrimination towards other races and political news.

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How much is an original 1885 Huckleberry Finn book worth?

Depending on the condition it can bring as much as 100K or possibly even more. Since I don't own one that's all I can estimate it's value. (Here say).

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