The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Thomas Sawyer, whom we know as Tom Sawyer, is an adventurous boy. He lived with Aunt Polly in St. Petersburg. Tom usually went out to play with his friends, Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Once the three of them went to Jackson’s Island. Their parents couldn’t find them so they think the boys were all dead. The boys appeared in their own funeral, everyone was very glad and it was the happiest funeral.
One night, Tom and Huck accidentally met Injun Joe, Muff Potter, and Doctor Robinson at Hoss Williams’ graveyard. Doctor Robinson wanted Hoss’s body to study about it. Injun Joe and Muff Potter were graverobbers. Joe and Huck saw Injun Joe killing Doctor Robinson with Muff’s knife, then put the knife back into Muff’s hand and told him that he was a killer. Later, Muff was caught by the police. On the trial day Tom told the judge the true testimony, so Injun Joe fled away. They were all afraid of Injun Joe.
Later, Tom and Huck had an idea of digging for treasure, so they went to the dead tree on Cardiff Hill, but they didn’t find anything. Tom saw an old house at the foot of the hill, so they went in there. They found Injun Joe with a treasure that was worth thousands of dollars. They heard that Injun Joe would put all the treasure “under the cross”. But they had no idea where it was. Tom went to Becky Thatcher’s birthday by the river and visited McDougal’s Cave. The cave had many tunnels and rooms. They got lost in the cave. While they were finding the exit of the cave, Tom unexpectedly met Injun Joe again, but they were both afraid of each other, so no one got hurt. Finally, Tom could find the exit and they arrived home safely.
Tom had a talk with Mr. Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher told Tom that the big door across the cave mouth was closed and nobody could open it. Tom told Mr. Thatcher that Injun Joe was in there, so the villagers went to look for Injun Joe at the place Tom told Mr. Thatcher. They found Injun Joe’s dead body at the door.
After Injun Joe’s funeral, Tom and Huck went back into the cave again and they found the treasure that Injun Joe hid it from others in the room down the tunnel that Tom met Injun Joe. They went back to Tom’s house and found that the treasure worth twelve thousand dollars. Now, they were the richest in St. Petersburg.
The protagonist of the story is Thomas Sawyer (Tom Sawyer) because he is the person who runs most of the story. At the beginning, the writer told us a lot about Tom and his life, his friends, and what had been going on in his life before he started the main story, which is the adventure part. It is very obvious that the writer wants Tom to be the protagonist because of the story’s name.
The antagonists are Injun Joe, McDougal’s Cave, and Aunt Polly.
1. Injun Joe is the chief antagonist of the story because he was the robber who put all the treasure under the cross symbol in McDougal’s Cave to hide it from others, which...