Tylor Lee ! Mrs. Tami Miller ! English 11
14 October 2014
! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Freedom from Society's Grasp ! "My! Look behind you, Aunt!" (Twain 2). In this scene, one can notice the eagerness of
Tom trying to break from his Aunt's grasp on Tom. Tom is an impish child who outsmarts his
Aunt and others in order to achieve freedom as a child. However, one can examine the
continuous change in Toms speculations on society. Mark Twain clearly describes the themes in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Overall, Mark Twain asserts that the ultimatum of Tom's fate is
the progressive progression in becoming more mature. The three themes that show the gradual
change of Tom are youth, superstition, and social maturation.
The first point that is displayed is the gradual change in Tom is youth. It is conspicuous
that one must progress through youth in order to mature. In this instance, Tom is the epitome of
having a considerable youth. Tom has experienced a multitude of journeys with his friends Huck
and Joe. A few of these journeys they have gone through includes running away from home,
trying to summon the devil, and also pretending to be dead. These experiences of youth pave the
way of one's journey. For example, if one had a terrible youth, his matured life most likely will
have similar experiences to those he had when he was a child. Some of the experiences Tom has
are memorable and unforgettable. Tom demonstrates to us how one should endure his youth.
Youth is a time of fun, cleverness, and exploration throughout one's life.
The first component is fun. Fun conveniently depicts whether one had a satisfying
childhood. Childhood is a time of mischief and playfulness. Although...