Table of Contents
- 1 What problem does Tom Sawyer face in the story?
- 2 What is Tom Sawyer best described as?
- 3 What do you think Twain means when he says that Ben’s heart was light and his anticipations high What does this let us know about Ben?
- 4 Why is Tom painting in a tranquil way?
- 5 What is the main theme of Tom Sawyer?
- 6 What is the message of Tom Sawyer?
- 7 What is the main plot of Tom Sawyer?
- 8 Why did whitewashing seem painful to Tom?
What problem does Tom Sawyer face in the story?
What conflict, or problem, does Tom Sawyer face in the story? He has to whitewash a fence and does not want to.
What is Tom Sawyer best described as?
Considered the epitome of the all-American boy, Tom Sawyer is full of mischief but basically pure-hearted. He is probably best remembered for the incident in which he gets a number of other boys to whitewash his Aunt Polly’s fence—an unpleasant task in his eyes—by making the work seem to be extremely absorbing.
What do you think Twain means when he says that Ben’s heart was light and his anticipations high What does this let us know about Ben?
What does Twain mean when he says Ben’s “heart was light and his anticipations high”? Light hearted means being happy and care free. He meant that he is looking froward to all the fun he is going to have.
Which is an example of dramatic irony in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
Dramatic Irony in Tom Sawyer Dramatic Irony occurs when the audience or reader knows important information that the characters do not. An example of dramatic irony is when Tom and his gang run away to live on the island as pirates. The townspeople of St. Petersburg assume the worst and mourn the boys’ deaths.
What is the climax of Tom Sawyer?
Climax: While seeking a way out of the cave, Tom sees Joe. Tom escapes, and the scene seems almost incidental until a few chapters later when, first, the cave is sealed with Joe inside (he dies of starvation) and, then, Tom reveals to Huck that he now knows where Joe’s treasure is.
Why is Tom painting in a tranquil way?
(He wants to appear undisturbed and relaxed in order to give the impression that the work he is doing is enjoyable.)
What is the main theme of Tom Sawyer?
Adventure, exploration, and discovery are central themes in the American experience. It is at the core of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom is an adventurer, an explorer, and a thrill-seeker, driven by his imagination and sense of nobility.
What is the message of Tom Sawyer?
The main themes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are friendship, imagination, truth, and falsehood. Friendship: Tom, Joe, and Huck’s friendship enables them to create their own adventurous world. Their trust in each other allows them to overcome obstacles and create fun wherever they go.
What do you think Tom learned from this work experience?
What do you think Tom learned from this work experience? Tom wants Ben to think that like an artist at work he is focused intently on his painting and is unaware of Ben’s presence.
Which is an example of dramatic irony?
If you’re watching a movie about the Titanic and a character leaning on the balcony right before the ship hits the iceberg says, “It’s so beautiful I could just die,” that’s an example of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something that the characters don’t.
What is the main plot of Tom Sawyer?
Tom Sawyer is a young boy living with his Aunt Polly on the banks of the Mississippi River. He seems to most enjoy getting into trouble. After missing school one day (and getting into a fight), Tom is punished with the task of whitewashing a fence.
Why did whitewashing seem painful to Tom?
Answer: Whitewashing seemed painful to Tom as he was entrusted to complete the task on a Saturday morning when all the other boys were busy enjoying themselves. He hated to work on weekends.