26 September 2012
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer were the 2 main characters in the story. They were two young boys that were very sneaky, bad, and mischievous. Tom Sawyer was the friend that was very crazy, demanding, and wanted everyone to do as he says. Huckleberry also became an impersonator and very self-sufficient in the woods when everyone in the town thought he was dead. In the end both the boys changed tremendously. Both of them were very helpful to Jim.
Tom Sawyer is so demanding because he made up the gang with his name. Also when he and Huckleberry had seen Ben Rodgers, Joe Harper, and 3 other boys in the woods, he got them to come with them, and keep it a secret. They made the gang called “Tom Sawyers Gang” (Twain, Page 9). They made up that name because they had started a band of robbers. Once they all got in the room they all had to make an oath together that they would keep the gang a secret. They pledged that whoever told anyone, them and their families had to be killed. They all wrote their names with their blood on the oath. “We stop stages and carriages on the road, with masks on, and kill the people and take their watches and money” (Twain, Page 10). Tom Sawyer he was the ringleader into all of this, and was very bold. He decided that they weren’t going to only be robbers; they were also going to be killers. In the end he was still a bit demanding, but it was in a good way because he and Huckleberry wanted to save their friend.
Tom Sawyer seems very crazy because when it was the boys first time to do a robbery the boys came up with nothing; there were only Infant Sunday School in the park. In Tom Sawyer’s eyes he felt he saw diamonds, soldiers, elephants, and Arabs, and that their magicians (enemies) had turned everything into “Infant Sunday School” (Twain, Page 14 & 15). In the end Tom Sawyer wasn’t as crazy. He stopped his bad ways and thought about someone else...