As Huck and Tom plan how to free Jim. Tom wanted to saw the leg off of his bed in order to unchain him but then he says that they need to saw Jim's leg off. Tom continues to come up with more steps in order to free Jim. Tom gets his ideas from the books he has read. Huck steals some items from the Phelps , (shirt, sheets, spoons, candlesticks) which Huck tells Tom he is “ borrowing” . Later Tom and Huck had an idea on digging a hole all the way where Jim is kept in. So Jim can escape through the hole.Tom steal a some of case-knives to begin digging. Tom tells Huck that it will take them at least a few years if they want to do it properly. Later on Tom finally realized it will take too long, so they agree to switch to picks. The next night
Tom retaliates and kills Casy’s murderer. Though he manages to escape in moderate physical shape, his original Dream is shattered. He is hidden away but “soon’s [his] face gets well, why, [he’d] come out” (517). Although he had plans of coming out, Ruthie bragged of her big brother killing two men and Ma tells Tom he must keep hidden or she fears he will be killed just the same as Casy. Even when told he had to go away, Tom exclaims that he “knowed it from the start” and that he will “get ‘long all right” (535). Even at the end of the novel, Tom never gave up hope for a better life. The American Dream in California was too far out of his reach, but he held on to his faith that he would be
The way the narrator is telling the story results in a lot of suspense. Will Tom go out on the ledge? Will he be able to retrieve the yellow paper? Will he be able to stay on
In chapter six Tom meets the new girl whose name is Becky Thatcher. They “get engaged” then Becky finds out that he was “engaged” to Amy Lawrence. Becky did not take it very well so she left him (Twain, 70-71). After he had his heartbroken, Tom ran away and did not return to the afternoon class. He waited for school to be out, then Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper, and he went to a nearby island to be pirates. When they showed up missing the town put up a search group to look for their bodies in the river. After a few days had passed Tom went to Aunt Polly’s during the night and found out that there was going to be a funeral for Tom, Huck, and Joe. When Tom got back to the island he told the others that they were missed and that there would be a funeral for them. Now that they know that there is going to be a funeral, which was the whole reason they ran away, they were planning a surprise entrance to their funeral. That Saturday Tom, Huck, and Joe made their entrance to their funeral, after they heard all of the nice things people said about them they pop up out of hiding and surprised everyone. In chapters nine and ten Tom and Huck go exploring in the grave at night and they witness Injun Joe’s murder of Dr. Robinson. They swear to each other that they would never say a thing about
Her father, who intends to free Tom, also dies before he can free Tom. Eva&#8217;s crazy mother takes over the plantation, and sells Tom. Tom ends up in the hands of the villainous Simon Legree. He treats his slaves like maggots below the dirt. Tom, with his standing Christian morals, does nothing to retaliate. Legree is Tom&#8217;s final master because Legree will end Tom&#8217;s life. Tom dies a poignant death with his old master&#8217;s son, George Shelby, at his side.
Tom goes with Huckleberry to a graveyard and both of them witness the murder of Dr. Robinson by Injun Joe. The town thinks Tom, Huck, and Joe are dead after the three of them flee town. Tom secretly goes back to town without anyone knowing and listens in on the commotion that is happening in town. Tom decides to return to town during the funeral planned for him and his fellow friends. When tom returns to school he takes the blame for the book that had been damaged by Becky to get back on her good side. In court Tom testifies against Injun Joe, he ends up escaping the court house. When summer comes the boys decide to go hunting for treasure. While hunting for treasure they find Injun Joe who is looking into burying treasure. Huck stays and watches him while Tom goes on a picnic with the school. Tom and Becky go to the mysterious McDougal’s cave while in the cave the two seem to get lost in the cave for a couple of days. Huck finds out that Joe has planned
She confided her fears to George Harris, her husband, a slave on an adjoining plantation. After supper in the cabin of Uncle Tom and his wife, Aunt Chloe, the Shelby slaves gathered for a meeting. They sang songs, and young George Shelby, who had eaten his supper there, read from the Bible. In the big house, Mr. Shelby signed the papers making Uncle Tom and little Harry the property of Haley. Eliza, learning her child’s fate from some remarks of Mr. Shelby to his wife, fled with her child, hoping to reach Canada and safety. Uncle Tom hearing of the sale resigned himself to the wisdom of Providence. The next day, after Haley had discovered his loss, he set to capture Eliza; however, she had a good start. Moreover, Mrs. Shelby delayed the hunt by serving a later breakfast. When her pursuers came in sight, Eliza escaped across the Ohio River by jumping from one floating ice cake to another, young Harry in her arms. Haley hired two slave-catchers, Mark and Loker, to track Eliza across Ohio. For their trouble, she was to be given to them. They set off that night.
Burke illustrates Tom’s inner conflict with first-person narration. The guilt he feels over the inactivity he had on the night of the incident, his frustration with Kylie and the added guilt he exhibits because he feels sorry for himself all adds up to his conflicted thoughts. Tom doesn’t know or feel like himself anymore. But Burke brings this to the attention of the reader in a good light when Tom thinks, “But now I knew what I missed most. I missed me, Tom Brennan, and that’s why now I could smile, ‘cause I could see he was coming back.” Thus, when J.C. Burke aptly finishes the book with the line “that was the morning Tom Brennan came back, forever,” the true development in Tom’s character and conflict is shown through the employment of first-person narration. Therefore, J.C. Burke thoroughly addressed the conflict in Tom’s mind as it was overcome in the
Aunt Sally and Huck seem to bond emotionally over the safe return of Tom. Tom wakes up and starts to spill and confess everything that they had done. Aunt Sally was astonished and could not believe it. He confessed to all the work and everything that they had collectively stolen.
9.Tom and Huck make a plan to free Jim. The plan fails and Tom gets shot and Jim gets recaptured. Tom tells everyone that Miss Watson died two weeks ago and freed Jim in her will. The escape plan was for nothing.
Tom is now sold to Simon Legree. Simon (a transplanted northerner) takes Tom and Emmeline, who was bought the same time as Tom to Louisiana and they meet other slaves. Legree hates Tom and when Tom refuses his orders Legree brutally beats Tom and wants to crush his slave’s faith in God. Tom still refuses to stop reading the Bible and tries to help other slaves. Tom soon meets Cassy, another one of Legree’s slaves. Cassy was separated from her son and daughter and killed her third child so she won’t see him get sold to another farmer. Tom Loker later returns to the story and it turns out he was healed by the Quakers. But Eliza’s family has gained their freedom across Canada. In Louisiana, Tom almost loses his hope in God. However, he has two visions; one of Eva and one of Jesus and determines to remain faithful in
After planning and executing one of the most needlessly complex rescue plans, considering Jim has no one guarding him, they begin to run away. Someone peruses them and Tom is shot in the leg. Huck goes for a doctor, and Jim sacrifices freedom to help Tom. The escape proves to be pointless, as Jim was already a free man. Miss Watson added to her will that Jim would be free after death, and she died two months earlier. To add to this, Jim revels that a house floating on the river they looted had Pap’s gun-shot body inside.
The rest of the family moves to a camp named “Hooverville” and they are treated very badly by the inhabitants. As talk of forming a union arises, they get into an argument with the deputy sheriff, and Jim knocks him out. Jim is then arrested and the Joads relocate to another camp where they are treated with more hospitality than the last. They stay in the camp for a while until the lack of a steady income forces them to move yet again. The family then gets a fruit-picking job, where they run into Jim Casy, who has been organizing workers and, in the process, making enemies of nearby landowners. The police kill him in front of Tom, which provokes Tom to kill the police officer. Tom retreats after this and hides while his family gets a job on a cotton farm. However, when Ruthie accidentally tells of Tom’s location, Ma Joad warns Tom to run away. Tom then continues to organize workers in Jim’s name. The end of the cotton season comes and the family is out of work when a flood passes through. Rose of Sharon, Connie’s wife, gives birth to a stillborn child. Ma leads the family to a nearby barn where they find a man who is starving as a result of giving all his food to