Both boys discuss the merits of various superstitions and strange chants before they agree to meet later that night to go to the cemetery together. Feeling better about himself, Tom heads to school hoping to see Becky Thatcher. Her character, synonymous with purity and chastity, can be seen as paralleling her ultimate namesake the Virgin Mary. Aunt Polly's efficiency at removing the tooth show how formidable and capable a woman she is, and Tom is lucky to have her looking after him. In other words, Huck sees this as a way to get rid of his warts. Just as the two children in love seem to act like adults, adults in a relationship sometimes seem to behave like children. Tom is pretty proud of his sick joke.
Tom claims that his sore toe is infected and that his tooth, which is loose, aches. Between chapter six and the previous chapters, the reader can draw the conclusion that Twain was highly critical of the Christian faith. Similarly, Twain's physical portrayal of 's lacks seriousness, using similes that compare his collar to a bank check and his shoes to sleds. The day drags on with no word from the missing children, and Huck, meanwhile, acquires a fever. He asks Injun Joe to help him out. After a little slip-up from Tom, he returns to Amy to make Becky jealous.
He is also proud of his antics. When that failed, he went for Plan B and claimed that his tooth hurt. After The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Huck describes his own adventure in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including how he escapes from his drunken, abusive father, and how he met Jim, the runaway slave. Then he skips school and plays. When Huck wakes from his feverish sleep at one point, he asks Widow Douglas if anything has been found at the Temperance Tavern. Tom, conscious of his Aunts ruefulness yet refusing to acknowledge it, wallows in self-pity.
Huck then describes how he followed the intruders the previous night. Soon, Muff Potter shows up, in the company of the Sheriff. When Tom mentions his earlier relationship with Amy Lawrence, Becky spurns him. In church, the recitation of two verses was rewarded with a blue ticket; 1000 blue tickets could be exchanged for a bound Bible, which only the brightest and most diligent students earned. But Tom gets out of the punishment by tricking the local boys into paying him for the privilege of whitewashing the fence. Tom tells her that his toe really had been hurting—even more than his tooth. In the Sunday school scenes, Twain gently satirizes the tradition of making children memorize Bible verses.
Ironically, it is this quality of small-town life the centrality of the church that Twain satirizes throughout the entire novel. GradeSaver, 10 May 2000 Web. Petersburg questions his own worth. He always wants to play and hates school. Finally noon comes, and Tom meets Becky in the empty schoolhouse after all the other pupils have gone home for dinner. His name was Emmett in the Disney movie.
Injun Joe: Injun Joe is a jerk. Tom is so involved with his conversation with Huck that he loses track of time. At home, Aunt Polly searches for Tom and finds him hiding in the closet with jam smeared around his mouth. Tom shows Becky how to draw for a little bit. She is about to whip him for stealing it, when he tricks her into looking the other way so that he can escape. They are later separated from Huck and Jim, , and. When Huck wakes from his feverish sleep at one point, he asks Widow Douglas if anything has been found at the Temperance Tavern.
They figure out that the people are a search party; someone has drowned. Soon after Huck escapes, Pap Finn leaves to search for him and doesn't return. The day is beautiful, making the chore seem even more dreadful; in fact, Tom would rather do Jim's - the black servant's - chores than whitewash the fence. The next day, after more of the same kind of fun, Joe and Huck begin to get homesick. She accidentally rips a page. Tom arrives at school late and was punished. His solitude is disturbed by his friend Joe Harper, and the two spend the rest of the afternoon playing.
First, we see that Mary is perhaps one of the only authority figures Tom trusts. She is gentle and good-natured and has great patience with Tom despite his tricks. In this chapter the town's people find Dr. Twain's first blow to the Church comes when Tom is able to underhandedly trade for enough tickets to earn a Dore Bible, showing how even the Church could not make the distinction between hard work and bought favors. After escaping the bats, they realize how far from the others they are and decide to go back, but they cannot go the way they came, as the bats are blocking it.
The couple wanders on, occasionally calling for help. Harper says that Becky did not stay with her, and then Aunt Polly appears, wondering where Tom is. Then Tom goes on a picnic with Becky. At the end of the book, Injun Joe is found dead behind the newly sealed cave entrance after having starved to death. The next day at school Becky dumps on Tom even more. Unlike Sid, who behaves well but delights in getting Tom in trouble, Mary behaves well and attempts to keep Tom out of mischief.
He proceeds to wander through the streets, contemplating who would miss him when he died. While Huck's extreme rebellion often draws out Tom's competitive streak, as with their vying for expertise in curing warts, their deep friendship is founded in their love for make-believe, including all things superstitious. Everyone was in shock and happy to see the boys safe and sound. At some point, they notice a ferry, off in the distance, filled with people. Both Tom and Huck are believers of the mysterious. So they steal a raft and leave.