Tom Sawyer Character Analysis

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The main character of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is Tom Sawyer, an adventurous and mischievous boy, has several bad and good interactions with other people in the first ten chapters of the book. He has very interesting interactions with at almost everyone in the novel. Two people that Tom Sawyer interacts with are his Aunt Polly and Ben Rogers. The first person that Tom Sawyer interacts with in the novel is his Aunt Polly. Aunt Polly is searching the house for her nephew, Tom Sawyer. She soon finds him in the closet, covered with jam. Aunt Polly was about to whip him when he shouted, “My! Look behind you, aunt!” His aunt turned around and Tom Sawyer ran as fast as a cheetah and escaped over the fence. After watching Tom Sawyer escape, Aunt Polly realizes she lets Tom get away with too much. As stated in the text, “‘He ‘pears to know just how long he can torment me before I get my dander up, and he knows if he can make out to put me off for a minute or make me laugh, it’s all down again and I can’t him a lick. I ain’t doing my duty by that boy, and that’s the Lord’s truth, goodness knows. Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I’m a-laying up sin and suffering for us both, I know. He’s my own dead sister’s boy, poor thing, and I ain’t got the heart to lash him, somehow. Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks. Well-a-well, man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, as

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