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Imagine living back in a day where school was not mandatory children did as they pleased and everything was undiscovered and exciting In the book entitled The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain this was exactly how it was for the children of St Petersburg In this book the freedom and innocence of the children was clearly shown by examining the daily lives and adventures of the characters Through the characters of Tom Sawyer Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn the author shows that this statement is true These three characters helped to illustrate how the theme relates to the book The main character of this story Tom Sawyer is a very adventurous boy who greatly enjoys his freedom In the story Tom lives with his Aunt Polly and his brother Sid Tom is always trying to get out of work or school so that he can do something that he believes is more valuable for his time In the beginning of the story Tom is caught sneaking into his house late after he had beat up the new kid in town Because of this his aunt assigns him the chore of whitewashing their fence Of course Tom despises this chore because it is hard work and also he is missing out on all the fun that he could be having with his friends As Tom grows tired of this endless chore he tactfully thinks of a plot to assist him in painting the fence While he is painting a friend of his named Ben Rogers approaches He suggests to Tom that they go do something else but Tom is busy with his work Tom puts the situation into new light by saying in consideration to the job at hand Like it Well I dont see why I oughtnt to like it Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day P 25 Using this scheme Tom gets the whole
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