Disrupting The Peace Essay

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“Tom's whole being applauded this idea. It was deep, and dark, and awful; the hour, the circumstances, the surroundings, were in keeping with it”(Twain, pg. 57) Tom Sawyer, from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, always thought of the most profound, mischievous ideas. Should he have followed through with every idea that popped into his head? From one adventure to the next, Tom praised himself for his sly behavior, which exempted him from the most uncomfortable situations. Tom’s friend, Huckleberry Finn, accompanied him on numerous exciting, but dangerous adventures. Tom visited three main places on his intriguing journeys; a graveyard in the middle of the night with Huck, a haunted ...view middle of the document...

This seemed like a pleasant idea at the time, but it was truly unhealthy and could have been critical to their health. Again, Tom and Huck did not think of the consequences when visiting the graveyard in the middle of the night. At all three places they were at the excruciating risk of being lost or even kidnapped. Therefore, visiting these three places was dangerous and full of damaging consequences.

Tom should not have visited the graveyard, haunted house or island because Injun Joe could have harmed them. Tom and Huck decided to visit the cemetery in the middle of the night. Huck heard that taking a dead cat to the graveyard and reciting a few sentences would rid any warts. In the midst of completing their task, they heard and saw three men, who they first believed to be ghosts or spirits. Hearing the men approach, they hid. They recognized the three as Injun Joe, Muff Potter and Dr. Robinson. Before they knew it, the three men were in a fight about payments. Injun Joe knocked Potter out, who was drunk at the time, with a headstone. He grabbed Potter’s knife and murdered Dr. Robinson over a simple disagreement. Thankfully, Injun Joe did not see them or he could have kidnapped or even murdered them, too. Later, while in court, the lawyer asked Tom about the murder. He had no choice but to tell the truth. This was sure to upset Injun Joe and he could have sought to seek revenge. Injun Joe showed up again in the haunted house and they heard all of his plans of stealing treasure. Injun Joe could have easily located Tom while on the island and he could have harmed him in any way he desired if he had...

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