The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Chapters nine and ten have been the most interesting chapters in the book so far. The experience in the book involves more than just Tom and his childish play, it involves death. This experience has made the book interesting and kept me reading through chapter eleven. This has been the first time in the book that Tom's experiences were not small and childish. When a story has such a big turning point it sucks the reader into the book. The plot twist keeps the reader on the edge of his seat and when Sid tells his Aunt about Tom coming in late, the suspense grows. Because Tom and Huck took a oath to not tell Tom has to avoid telling anybody about this experience even his closest family and friends. Because the experience was such a big deal it could be hard for the boys to keep their secret.
This chapter also showed that Tom has love for his family and that he really cares about his aunt and his siblings. His aunt wept over him and asked him how he could go and break her old heart so; and finally told him to go on, and ruin himself and bring her gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, for it was no use for her to try any more. This was worse than a thousand whippings, and Tom's heart was sorer now than his body. This showed that Tom was more than just a little boy that wanted to fool around and have fun. This passage showed Tom's real character. He knew that he had disappointed his Aunt and he felt bad. He weeped and cried to try to get her forgiveness. Tom is more that just a little kid, he's a little kid with a big heart.