The American Life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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In the “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” a novel by Mark Twain, portrays a small-town American life. The town is pictured as idyllic due to its overall simplicity with the life of the inhabitants of the town St. Petersburg. The town also depicts what on average is life in the area and brings senses of distinct nostalgia to the reader of their childhood or of their parents. Some might view this story and not agree with the subject due to not finding it idyllic or just plain out thinking it’s a gross exaggeration of life in the south, and an insult of how life in the south of the time was backwards and poor. Even though these are rational points I’ll disagree, the story is an excellent portrayal of the era, after all this is a firsthand…show more content…
This brings forth memories of when people were young and come up with creative nonsense. Some might view this story to be either stereotypical and a exaggeration of life in the south, and an insult of how life in the south was backwards and poor. Life in rural areas have changed between periods of time and the novel depicts accurately as possible an average life in the south, during those times many were poor, some kids had very irresponsible parents like huckleberry whose father was the town drunk. This sort of contradicts me by overall ruining the perception of life in the time as idyllic and how it was actually not so pleasant for everyone, people were poor, and how children often fed for themselves. Even though this is all true my statement still stands, yes life is tough in the period but people were often less materialistic during the time and didn’t rely on money to make ends meet but instead rely on each other and created a sense of unity among siblings ,friends, neighbors, and the community. My father comes from an poor area in Mexico and grew up with no basic luxuries of today such as; electricity, pluming, and a secure source of income, my mother not so much. He would refer back to his life and explain how he grew up well and had what he needed and relied upon his siblings to help make ends meet. The area of his birth may be similar to Tom’s due to it being poor and

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