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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer tells the story of Tom, an ingenious and handsome young boy that never passes up an opportunity for an adventure in mid-nineteenth century St. Petersburg, Missouri. The publication has a lot of topics, one of which are love, imagination, rebellion and superstition. One of the major topics that the author portrays in the book is childhood love. We can certainly see the associated emotions overcoming the boy when he first notices Becky Thatcher, as said: "He worshiped this new angel with furtive eye, till he saw that she had discovered him; he then pretended he didn't know she had been present, also started to "show-off" at all sorts of absurd boyish ways, so as to win her respect." (p.17) Soon after, he proposes to Becky using a doorknob and out of enthusiasm, inadvertently strikes his previous love, Amy Lawrence, inducing the participation to fall apart. To illustrate that the annoyance of a broken heart, the writer chooses carefully his words in order to show us the energy of love. The announcement: "So she (Becky) returned to cry again and upbraid herself; and from the time the scholars started to gather again, and she had to hide her grief and still her broken heart and take up the cross of a long, dreary, aching afternoon, with none among the strangers about her to exchange sorrows with." (p.52) describes the previous fact. As an outcome of the year bash, Tom's entire class goes onto a cave exploration out of town. When Tom and Becky realize that they're dropped in the seas, he constantly tires to comfort her and ignite some hope for their getaway. The passing on page 187, "He sat down with her and put his arms around her; she buried her head in his bosom, she clung to him, she poure...