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Characters

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Huck Huck Finn is the son of Pap, but he escapes his cruel father by running away and staging his own death. He then travels by raft down the Mississippi with Jim. Read More
Jim Jim is a runaway slave who is seeking freedom, and he travels down the Mississippi River with Huck. Read More
Tom Tom is a friend of Huck, and he lives for adventure. Read More
Pap Pap is the drunken, abusive father of Huck. Read More
The Duke The duke is one of the two con men who invade Huck and Jim's raft. Read More
The King The king is one of the two con men who invade Huck and Jim's raft. Read More
Widow Douglas The Widow Douglas acts as one of Huck's guardians, along with her sister, Miss Watson. Read More
Aunt Polly Aunt Polly is Tom's aunt and guardian who informs the Phelps of Tom's and Huck's true identities.
Aunt Sally Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas are Tom's relatives. Jim is held prisoner on their farm.
Tommy Barnes Tommy Barnes is a member of Tom Sawyer's gang.
Levi Bell Levi Bell is one of only two townspeople who recognize the duke and the king are frauds.
Bill Bill is one of three robbers who die as a boat sinks.
Boggs Boggs is a man who gets drunk every year and insults Colonel Sherburn, who finally kills him.
Tim Collins Tim Collins is the talkative young man who tells the story of the Wilkses to the king.
Bob, Charlotte, and Tom Grangerford Bob, Charlotte, and Tom Grangerford are children who feud with the Shepherdsons.
Buck Grangerford Buck Grangerford is a boy around Huck's age who befriends him.
Colonel Grangerford Colonel Grangerford is the head of a wealthy slave-owning family that is engaged in a feud with the Shepherdsons.
Emmeline Grangerford Emmeline Grangerford is Colonel Grangerford's daughter who glorified death and died young.
Sophia Grangerford Sophia Grangerford is a member of the Grangerford clan, and when she runs off with Harvey Shepherdson, it restarts the feud between the two families.
Buck Harkness Buck Harkness makes a failed attempt to inspire a mob to kill Colonel Sherburn in retaliation for killing Boggs.
Jo Harper Jo Harper is a member of Tom Sawyer's gang
Jack Jack is a Grangerford slave who leads Huck to Jim.
Judith Loftus Judith Loftus is a new resident in St. Petersburg who tells Huck about current events and recognizes his false girl costume.
Nat Nat is the Phelps slave who guards Jim.
New Judge The New Judge in St. Petersburg decides Pap can be reformed but realizes his mistake when Pap gets drunk again.
Jack Packard Jack Packard is one of three robbers who die as a boat sinks.
Doctor Robinson Doctor Robinson is one of only two townspeople who recognize the duke and the king are frauds.
Ben Rodgers Ben Rodgers is a member of Tom Sawyer's gang.
Harvey Shepherdson Harvey Shepherdson is in love with Sophia Grangerford, so they run away together, reigniting the feud between their two families.
Colonel Sherburn Colonel Sherburn is the victim of Boggs's insults one too many times, so he shoots him and then insults and quiets a mob.
Jim Turner Jim Turner is one of three robbers who die as a boat sinks.
Judge Thatcher Judge Thatcher is a judge in St. Petersburg who tries but fails to protect Huck from Pap.
Uncle Silas Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas are Tom's relatives. Jim is held prisoner on their farm.
Miss Watson Miss Watson, a stern and nagging figure, acts as one of Huck's guardians, along with her sister, the Widow Douglas.
Joanna "Hare-Lip" Wilks Joanna Wilks, whom Huck refers to as "Hare-Lip," is the youngest Wilks sister; she questions Huck about his purported residence in Sheffield, England.
Mary Jane Wilks Mary Jane Wilks is the middle Wilks daughter; Huck likes her and tells her the truth about the stolen inheritance money.
Peter Wilks Peter Wilks is the deceased father of three who has left a fortune to his brothers.
Susan Wilks Susan Wilks is the oldest daughter of Peter Wilks.
William and Harvey Wilks William and Harvey Wilks are the brothers of the deceased Peter Wilks.
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