The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

How does Tom attempt to win Becky's affection? Describe this courtship and what you can infer about boys and girls in the South before the Civil War?

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Tom does little boy things to get Becky to notice him. We must remember that Tom and Becky are still children. Their "courtship" must be seen in this context. Becky is of an aristocratic class compared to Tom. He however makes every attempt to gain her interest. When he finally draws a picture for her she begins to show her interest in Tom. He asks her to marry him, "Now its all done , Becky. And always after this, you know, you ain't ever to love anybody but me, and you ain't ever to marry anybody but me, never never and forever. Will you?" Becky agrees but their "marriage" is soon over when Tom starts talking about a similar courtship he has with Amy Lawrence.