Much like the prayer, the remainder of church is barely endured by Tom Sawyer, who counts the pages of the sermon but fails to listen to any of it. When she lunges at him with a flaming coal, he jumps away, and the string yanks out his tooth. Tom, conscious of his Aunts ruefulness yet refusing to acknowledge it, wallows in self-pity. Aunt Polly tells him he's not going to get out of school, yanks his tooth, and sends him on his way. Huck replies that it is a dead cat, useful in curing warts. Tom said that he would be willing to teach her.
Finally, it is important to notice how Twain sets up two important incidents in this chapter that are key to developing the plot. They join Huck and Jim on the raft to escape an angry mob that was chasing them out of a town. At the end of the book, Injun Joe is found dead behind the newly sealed cave entrance after having starved to death. Heartbroken and enraged, Tom marches out of the schoolhouse. But rather than depict him as the social outcast that he was, Twain describes Huck in an almost glorified manner Huck becomes the central figure in one of the most infamous American literary works of all time: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. She declares that the tooth should be removed.
The two boys still think and act with a kind of immaturity, and this scene seems to remind the reader that Tom and Huck are, after all, just children. But as the story unfolds, Twain develops both Aunt Polly and Tom into multi-dimensional characters whose emotions and actions are somewhat unpredictable. From a hidden location under the bed, tom hears everyone except Sid share how much they miss the boys. Once he is seated next to Becky, he tries to befriend her, but she does not respond. After learning this, Becky rejects Tom and breaks into tears despite Tom's pleading. Aunt Polly takes notice and gives him a number of ineffective remedies since she is under the impression Tom is sick. Soon after Huck escapes, Pap Finn leaves to search for him and doesn't return.
Huck's different standard of living is exemplified by the way in which he and Tom discuss their various rituals and superstitions. Twain spends a good portion of the chapter describing the actions between Tom and Mary for two particular reasons. Here was a vague possibility. Chapter 4 Summary: On Sunday morning, Tom has still not memorized his Sunday school assignment of five Biblical verses. He gives Tom an apple to do so. He behaves well but enjoys getting Tom into trouble and tattles on Tom.
So she sits with some other boy, Alfred. Tom acts like he is on his deathbed; his moaning and groaning fool Sid, but not his Aunt Polly. When Potter goes to jail, Tom starts to sneak items to Muff's jail cell. The master, throned on high in his great splint-bottom arm-chair, was dozing, lulled by the drowsy hum of study. He comes and goes as he pleases, an orphan of-sorts who doesn't have the duty of going to school or completing chores. While Tom is at the picnic, Huck watches Injun Joe to see where he goes. Tom, Huck and Joe Harper awoke to the sound of a muffled boom.
Although he seems to aspire to Huck's freedom from convention and rules, Tom is not willing--or able--to truly forgo his conditioning. After missing school one day and getting into a fight , Tom is punished with the task of whitewashing a fence. Tom gets to school late and in trouble. Muff is a dirty drunk, but not that bad a guy. Then the master stood over him during a few awful moments, and finally moved away to his throne without saying a word. In chapter 2, Tom convinces Ben to whitewash the fence for him. He is the first to get homesick while on the island with Tom and Huck.
As another orphaned boy, Huck is Tom's counterpart in St. At the end of , Jim reveals to Huck that the corpse they found in the abandoned house early in the book was actually that of Huck's father. The girl made a sort of non- committal attempt to see, but the boy did not betray that he was aware of it. Aunt Polly proceeds to tie one end of a string to his bed-post and the other to his tooth. Tom tries to convince a fearful Huck to learn to read.
Chapter 1 Summary: The novel opens with searching for , the young protagonist of the novel who, along with his younger brother Sidney, was sent to live in St. His moaning and groaning is so realistic that it tricks Sid into thinking he is on his deathbed although Aunt Polly quickly sees through the pretension. In spite of their differences, Tom and Huck are good friends and influence each other. Then to take the revenge Injun Joe killed Dr. Analysis Chapter 6 is a pivotal chapter because two more of the main characters are presented--Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn. Now you tell me how Bob Tanner done it, Huck. She is gentle and good-natured and has great patience with Tom despite his tricks.
As this happens, the schoolmaster catches him and drags him by the ear back to his own seat. The epitome of childhood and mischief, Huck lives under different social standards than other citizens: he doesn't attend church regularly, never goes to school, wears hand-me-down rags rather than Sunday school suits, and smokes a pipe. Both Tom and Huck are believers of the mysterious. Huck explains to Tom that you can cure warts with a by going to the graveyard and saying a spell when a devil comes to take a bad person's spirit. He makes a few other small appearances in the novel, including playing Robin Hood in the woods and getting caught not paying attention in class with Tom, but he gradually disappears as the plot of the novel ensues. Tom's own crazy adventures epitomize the life of the carefree frontiersman. Huck is playing with a dead cat, which he claims is good for curing warts.