2. Read aloud - Ch. XXXII
3. Quick Write Q7
How old is Tom Sawyer? What are examples of his actions or thoughts that lead you to that conclusion? You may wish to cite the following passage from the E.L. Doctorow essay:
Tom Sawyer is ageless. I don't mean that he is a boy for the ages, although he may be— I mean that he is a boy of no determinable age. When he falls in love he exhibits the behavior of a six-year-old. When he is cunning or manipulative he might be nine or ten. His athleticism places him nearer the age of twelve. And in self-dramatization and insensitivity to all feelings but his own he is unquestionably a teenager. The variety of his moods, including his deep funks when he feels unloved, his manic exhibitionism, his retributive fantasies, sweeps him up and down the scale of juvenile thought. (pp. 58–59)
4. Review Essay question options
Read, take notes, and expect a quiz on Chapter XXXIII.
Essay question selection due FRIDAY