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Character Summary

MAIN CHARACTERS


HUCKLEBERRY (HUCK) FINN: the hero of the story

TOM SAWYER: Huck’s friend

JUDGE THATCHER: the father of Tom’s girlfriend

AUNT POLLY: Tom’s aunt

WIDOW DOUGLAS: rich, warm-hearted woman who adopts
Huck.

MISS WATSON: the Widow Douglas’ sister

JIM: a large, black servant of Miss Watson

MR. FINN: Huck’s abusive, alcoholic father

COLONEL GEORGE JACKSON GRANGERFORD: a man
who takes Huck in

BUCK GRANGERFORD: George’s 13 year old son

SOPHIA GRANGERFORD: daughter, 20 years old

DUKE OF BRIDGEWATER (DAVID GARRICH): a scam
artist

DAUPHIN (EDMUND KEAN): a scam artist who claims to be
Louis 17th.

PETER WILKS: a dying man who wants to see his brothers

MARY JANE WILKS: George’s 19 year old daughter

SUSAN WILKS: George’s 15 year old daughter

JOANNA WILKS: George’s 14 year old homely daughter

SILAS PHELPS: Tom Sawyer’s uncle

AUNT SALLY: Silas’s wife and Aunt Polly’s sister

SID: Tom Sawyer’s brother

THE SHEPHERDSONS: a rival family of the Grangerfords


OTHER CHARACTERS

BEN ROGERS: one of Tom’s gang

JOE HARPER: one of Tom’s good friends

TOMMY BARNES: a young member of Tom’s gang

NEW JUDGE: an idealistic judge

BESSIE THATCHER: Judge Thatcher’s wife

JUDITH LOFTUS: a kind woman who gives Huck crucial info

JIM TURNER: a man tied up on the Walter Scott

BILL: one of the men on the Walter Scott

JAKE PACKARD: one of the men on the Walter Scott

BOB GRANGERFORD: oldest son

TOM GRANGERFORD: next oldest son

BETSY: George Jackson’s black servant

EMMELINE GRANGERFORD: a talented, deceased daughter

CHARLOTTE GRANGERFORD: daughter, 25 years old


BUD GRANGERFORD: one of the deceased sons

BALDY SHEPHERDSON: a deceased Shepherdson

JACK: Huck’s servant

JOE: Buck’s 19 year old cousin

BOGGS: a good natured but volatile drunk

COLONEL SHERBURN: a man who shoots Boggs

ELIZABETH: Jim’s deaf daughter

JOHNNY: Jim’s son

GEORGE WILKS: deceased brother of Peter

REVEREND MR. HOBSON: friend of Peter’s

DEACON LOT HOVEY: friend of Peter’s

MR. BEN RUCKER: friend of Peter’s

ABNER SHACKLEFORD: friend of Peter’s

LEVI BELL: lawyer friend of Peter’s

DR. ROBINSON: friend of Peter’s who is suspicious of his
“brothers”

WIDOW BARLEY: friend of Peter’s

MR. LOTHROPS: an acquaintance of Mary Jane’s

APTHORPS: neighbors of Peter Wilks’

NAT: servant of the Phelps’ that guards Jim

MRS. HOTCHKISS: blabby Phelps neighbor

SISTER DAMRELL: Phelps neighbor

SISTER UTTERBACK: Phelps neighbor

SISTER DUNLAP: Phelps neighbor

BRER HIGHTOWER: Phelps neighbor

BROTHER MARPLES: Phelps neighbor

SISTER RIDGEWAY: Phelps neighbor

Mark Twain