# How does Tom Sawyer's presence effect the plot and thematic structure of the novel?

I'm supposed to write quite a long essay and haven't got many ideas... =(

You may find the article at the following link quite helpful in researching the above question;

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http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2710744?uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21100761667121

Well, thanks, but it seems I cannot get access to the whole thing, just one page....