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Tom Sawyer

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Mark Twain's real name
Samuel Clemens
Began using Twain in 1863, what did it mean
"two fathoms wide"
Traveled the entire what
Mississippi River
World famous what
Author and Lecturer
What was Tom Sawyer a combination of
two boyhood friends and Twain himself
Uncertain about what? how can we see this? who is it?
The audience, the story applies to different ages, applies to all not a set age
What set this boom apart from other books during this time period?
it had things in it like skipping school, past bedtime, disobeyed, did not attend church willingly
Twain felt like most stories were
preachy, unreal, and lacked fun in children's lives
Written in
3rd person
Who was the protagonist and what is a protagonist
Tom Sawyer, main character, the hero, want them to be successful, may not always be perfect, but we want them to "win"
Date written
Mid-late 1880's
What was very common
superstition
Major conflict
between Huck, Tom, and Injun Joe
Minor conflicts
he doesn't want to grow up, Too many rules for adults, Tom & Sid, Tom & Aunt Polly, Tom & Amy, Tom & Becky, Tom & Huck, Tom & Teacher
Rising Actions
Tom and Huck witness Dr. Robinson's murder, Tom and Becky get trapped in the cave
Climax
When tom and Becky are trapped in the cave and find out that INjun Joe is going to kill Widow Douglas
Perplexed
puzzled, uncertain
Derision
ridicule
Consent
agree to something
Alacrity
eagerness
Covet
want
Condescend
lower oneself to the position of inferiors
Contrived
schemed
Prodigious
impressively great
Supplication
plea
Wary
cautious
Odious
arousing a strong dislike or displeasure
Ceased
stopped
Disdain
contempt
Caricature
drawing in which the subject;s distinctive traits are exaggerated
Bliss
extreme happiness
Upbraid
reprimand
Sear
burn; scorch
Pervading
present thought
Oppressive
difficult to bear
Pallid
pale, dull, lifeless
Apprehensively
anxiously
Cogitating
thinking
Inquests
judicial inquiry into the cause of death
Chaos
disorder: confusion
Dauntless
fearless
Vice
bad habit
Appeased
calmed; satisfied; pacified
Mutual
possessed in common
Vain
excessively proud
Averted
turned away
Plausible
believable
Awed
amazed with mixed emotions of reverence, respect and dread
Melancholy
depressed; sad; gloomy
Abashed
ashamed; uneasy; disconcerted
Assent
agreement
Ingenious
clever; inventive
Tyranny
ruler's unjust use of power
unpalatable
unacceptable to the mind or senses
Abstain
stop doing something by one's own choice
Tom's town ______________________
St. Petersburg
Tom was supposed to whitewash the _________
Fence
Place where Tom and Becky got lost __________
cave
Tom had a sore ________
toe
Number ____________
Two
The widow _____________
Douglas
Went to the island with huck and tom
Joe
Spilled on toms spelling book
ink
tom blew out beckys
candle
Author
Twain
Saved Widow Douglas
Welshman
Tom's girl cousin
Mary
Teacher
Dobbins
Wore fancy clothes
Pirates
Tom's note paper
bark
AKA Twain
Samuel Clemens
Tom's half brother
Sid
Tom and Huck witnessed
a murder
Tom gave peter some _______ that made him go crazy
painkiller
Beckys last name
Thatcher
Huck __________
Finn
Cat __________
Peter
_____________ island
Jackson
A gory _________ was found next to Dr. R
Knife
one and only
single
Past tense "to be"
was
Injun Joe _______ in the cave
dies
The boys left the ________ and pick downstairs
spade
Tom was engaged to ______ b4 becky
Amy
Huck Tom and Joe together
Trio
Trial is held in ___________
court
Becky tore teacher's
book
Took the blame for tearing the book
Tom
Tom could _____ through the gap of his teeth
spit
Boys stole Mr. Dobbins
wig
Huck taught joe and tom to
Smoke
tom got kisses and ______ form aunt polly
cuffs
Tom passed the time in church by watching the
pinchbug
small boat
skiff
_______ spilled the ink
Alfred
Dr. ___________ died
Robinson
dead ______ cure warts
cats
Toms name in ________ for confessing
newspaper
Oath-
They swore to never talk about it (Huck and Tom)
Theme-
It is important to maintain the joys of innocence and childhood while having to grow up and overcome obstacles
Huck leaves widows house, y?
wanted to be free and the clothes were too tight and stiff
From whitewashing tom gets
Tickets, marbles, kite, knob, dead cat and frog and gets an apple for doing the job