Tom Sawyer Chapter 33-33

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One of the concepts that stuck out to me with this reading was something that was barely mentioned in this section. The concept of southern hospitality was used in chapter 33. Tom Sawyer goes to the Phelps’s farm and they believe he is a stranger. Silas Phelps has no idea who this boy is, however, she sets a place for him at the dinner table. When Tom tries to refuse his invitation he states that it would not be hospitable of her to let him go. Essentially they are forcing a stranger to stay with them and eat with them. However, if they have another person staying with them, Jim. Jim is trapped in a small hut and is kept in very bad conditions until he can be sent back to slavery. Both Jim and Tom are strangers to the Phelps, however, Jim is
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