Tom develops a crush on Becky as the new blond in town, and the novel charts the development of their relationship into a mature affection for one another after much tit-for-tat pettiness. As the daughter of Judge Thatcher, Becky is a privileged girl, prissy and slightly spoiled—a worthy challenger to Tom when it comes to conniving to get her way.
The The Adventures of Tom Sawyer quotes below are all either spoken by Becky Thatcher or refer to Becky Thatcher. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage Classics edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer published in 2010.).
Chapter 20 Quotes
Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered faculties; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone upon him out of poor Becky's eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings.
The timeline below shows where the character Becky Thatcher appears in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.