The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Mark Twain

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Mr. Walters Character Analysis

The superintendent of the Sunday school. Despite being a religious man, he is prone to vanity, and rewards Tom a Bible he hasn't rightfully earned for the sake of looking good in front of Judge Thatcher. Their shared underhandedness is revealed when Tom fails to correctly answer a basic Biblical question posed by Judge Thatcher.
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Mr. Walters Character Timeline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Walters appears in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
Boyhood Rebellion and Growing Up Theme Icon
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Mr. Walters lectures the children, who don't pay attention, whispering and teasing one another. Lawyer Thatcher arrives... (full context)