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Character Summary

MAJOR CHARACTERS

TOM SAWYER: the hero of the book

AUNT POLLY: Tom’s aunt, who takes care of him after her sister’s death

SID: Tom’s half-brother who is quiet and not troublesome

JOE HARPER: Tom’s best friend

MARY: Tom’s cousin

HUCKLEBERRY FINN: the son of the town drunk who is admired by all the boys

BECKY THATCHER: the girl that Tom loves

MUFF POTTER: man accused of murder

INJUN JOE: a half-breed man who is known for violence


OTHER CHARACTERS

JIM: a black child that works for Aunt Polly

BENJAMIN ROGERS: a boy whose ridicule Tom particularly dreads

BILLY FISHER: a boy

JOHNNY MILLER: a boy

JEFF THATCHER: a boy

AMY LAWRENCE: a girl Tom once liked

MR. WALTERS: superintendent at the Sunday school

MR. THATCHER: a lawyer

JUDGE THATCHER: a renowned judge who is the father of the little girl Tom likes

WILLIE MUFFERSON: a model boy

HOSS WILLIAMS: dead man whose grave Tom and Huck witness a murder at

DOCTOR ROBINSON: murder victim

WIDOW DOUGLAS: a generous, wealthy widow

MAJOR AND MRS. WARD: an elderly, respected couple

LAWYER RIVERSON: a new notable

REVEREND SPRAGUE: the reverend of the local church

GRACIE MILLER: a girl who got burned in a kitchen fire, Johnny Miller’s sister

PETER: Aunt Polly’s cat

BILL TURNER: a person who drowned

MRS. SERENY HARPER: Joe’s mother

SUSAN (SUSY) HARPER: Joe’s sister

ALFRED TEMPLE: a new boy that Tom fights with

MR. DOBBINS: the school master

JUDGE FRAZER: a dying man

MR. BENTON: a senator

JIM HOLLIS: a boy

THE SPANIARD: Injun Joe’s alternate identity

T’OTHER: Injun Joe’s accomplice

UNCLE JAKE: a black servant of Ben Rogers’ dad

MR. JONES (THE WELSHMAN): a neighbor of the Widow Douglas

Mark Twain