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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

In 1876, a novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River was written. Set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Mark Twain, the author of this fictional piece, based ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, largely on his personal memories of growing up in Hannibal, Missouri in the 1840s. Through ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, by Mark Twain we are able to not just appreciate an amazing piece of literature, but also be able to explore through the five themes of geography. Our first theme of geography that was displayed in this book is location. With location we have two options. A relative location as option one is very simple and can be easily understood. An example of relative location would be as easy as giving someone directions to something that was close by. In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, we have several good examples of relative location. A very clear example is when one of Tom Sawyer’s friends, Huckleberry Finn, “found a spring of clear cold water close by”(151). Because the location of this spring is “close by”, this makes the location, relative. Option two of location is known as absolute. Absolute location is very specific, such as coordinates on a map of longitude and latitude. An example of this in the novel is when Tom Sawyer and his friends discover how big the island is that they are on using specifics in exactly how many miles long it is and what shore it was closest too, again, using specific
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