Tom, Huck, and Joe Harper escape to Jackson's Island to live as outlaws, leaving behind the rules and strictures of St. Petersburg society. Its physical isolation brings them all the freedom they could hope for. Yet Joe and Tom they find that they are not happy—they miss the social attachments and responsibilities to others that define their lives in the village.
The Island Symbol Timeline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Island appears in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.