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Characters From the Book Tom Sawyer who are Based on Real People From Mark Twain's Childhood
Transcript of Characters From the Book Tom Sawyer who are Based on Real People From Mark Twain's Childhood
Real People, Places, and Events from Mark Twain's childhoood in the book:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer was made up of three boys from Mark Twain's childhood,:
John Briggs, Will Bowen, and Mark Twain.
Huckleberry Finn is based on a village waif named Tom Blankinship.
John Briggs was the inspiration for Joe Harper
BECKY THATCHER IS BASED ON LAURIE Hawkins.
MARK TWAIN HAD A CRUSH ON Laurie Hawkins WHILE GROWING UP WITH HER.
Laurie was born in1837 and died in 1928.
The town where Tom Sawyer lives in the book is based off of the small town of St. Petersburg in Hannibal, Missouri where Mark Twain grew up.
One other place in the book is the cave because Mark Twain loved caves and loved to learn about them even though he never went in any.
Mark Twain once witnessed a murder when he was younger while walking with his dad, while Tom Sawyer witnessed a murder with Huckleberry Finn in the graveyard.
Mark Twain once had to paint the fence around his yard, but was never able to have someone else do it for him like Tom Sawyer.
Tom Blankinship was considered an outcast, like Huckleberry Finn.
The three of them, including three other boys: Will Pitts and Will Bowen's two younger brothers, were all friends who did a lot of mischievous things together.
Some of the places that they liked to play and explore at were: over fields and through woods, river banks, Turtle Island, and Holiday's Hill
Tom Sawyer's house in the book is based off of Mark Twain's.
When Mark Twain was younger, he, and the rest of his friends liked to go to Turtle Island to play and explore, just like how Joe, Huck, and Tom went to Jackson's Island.
John Briggs was one of Mark Twain's good friends.
Like Joe Harper, John Briggs was a little quieter than the other boys.
About Mark Twain