The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Essay

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“Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have,” said Diane Abbott. In the 2004 edition of the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain, a couple of interesting people were mentioned which were society outsiders. Some outsiders, such as Huckleberry Finn, know how hard it is to find food and shelter. On the other hand, some city people don’t understand what people like Huckleberry Finn have to go through almost everyday. Society outsiders, such as Huck, who fends for himself; Muff, who has drinking problems; and Injun Joe, who kills people; are all unique in their own ways, but together their lives make for interesting events and stories throughout ...view middle of the document...

Injun Joe was a static character from beginning to end because he keeps his evil ways throughout the whole story.
The next outcast is Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn is not accepted in society because he has no parental guidance. His father is the town drunk who doesn’t care for him at all, so he cares for himself. The text noted, “Huckleberry was cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town because he was idle, and lawless, and vulgar, and bad-and because all their children admired him so, and delighted in his forbidden society, and wished to be like him.” (42). Huck could do whatever he put his mind to, because he had no parents second guessing him. Furthermore, Huck didn’t have to go to church like his other buddies did, because he had so much freedom. However, he usually slept on doorsteps and empty hogsheads. The kids in town loved his ragged style always dressing like full-grown men with his trousers hung low along with his endless freedom. The text explained at the end of the book how Huckleberry Finn got adopted by Widow Douglas and how she kept him clean, made him go to church, and he had to eat with good etiquette at the table. (212) Huck was always under Widow Douglas's rules. Tom didn’t like when Huck got adopted by Widow Douglas because he didn’t think giving up the freedom Huck had was such a good idea. Toward the end of the book, Huck is an unpredictable character, because we don’t know if Widow Douglas's attempt to raise Huck will flourish or fade.
Last, but not least, is the final outcast Muff Potter. Muff Potter isn’t exactly invited into society because of his addicted drinking habits. Throughout the story, his drinking habits get him into a lot of trouble. The text said, “Why, you two were scuffling, and he fetched you one with the headboard, and you fell flat; and then up you come, all reeling and staggering like, and snatched...

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