The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

​Comment on Aunt Polly’s parenting tactics with Tom. How does she feel about him?

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I think Aunt Polly tries her best with what she knows about parenting. Religious, simple-mannered, and kind-hearted, Aunt Polly is respected among the citizens of St. Petersburg. Responsible for Tom's discipline and upbringing, Aunt Polly is constantly torn between expressing her exasperation and showing her lover for Tom. Every time he causes trouble, another hair on her head turns gray; she often wishes Tom would behave properly like his brother, Sid.