Character Analysis Becky Thatcher

Becky is very pretty, proud, and jealous, and she seems to appreciate Tom’s devotion only after he allows himself to be punished in her stead. When she and Tom are lost in the cave, however, we see that she is not strictly a static character, that is one who never changes. To the contrary, Becky is indeed worthy of the affections that Tom showers on her. Although fearful of death in the cave, she fully trusts Tom and does not blame him for their terrible predicament. She actually shows more courage and stamina than the reader would have expected under the circumstances as she faces death with a serene bravery.