Keeper of Huck's money from the treasure he found with Tom. Eventually "buys" the $6000 for $1 from Huck (to keep Huck's Pap from getting it).
Huck's drunken, often absent, father who's found shot to death in the "floating house of death".
The main character who is searching to discover who he is (identity) in the world as well as uncover his own beliefs about slavery and racism.
Best friend of Huck - also helps in the "rescue" of Jim. Represents the "civilized" and educated society to Huck.
Dauphin (the King)
Poses as Parson Wilks to swindle a family out of their inheritance. A life-long con man.
The only one at the Wilks' town who sees through the Duke and the King. He knows they are frauds.
Mary Jane Wilks
Considered by Huck to be the epitome of a gentlewoman. He confesses to her that her family is losing a fortune to the King and the Duke.
The daughter, compared to Juliet, who elopes with the son of her family's mortal enemy.
The son, compared to Romeo, who elopes with the daughter of his family's mortal enemy.
Huck's friend who ends up shot to death because of a feud no one remembers the start of.
He kills a man in cold blood for insulting him, then stands up to a lynching mob causing them to back down.
Considered by Huck to be a refined gentleman with a wonderful house; his whole family is embroiled in a feud and his daughter's elopement causes a fight that ends in death for most of his family (and theirs).
Tom Sawyer's real relative. He is surprised by how fast his horse is when Huck brings her home quicker than expected.
Not a relative of Huck, though he lives there. She is strictly about the rules and her version of heaven makes Huck hope to go the other way after his own death.
Not a relative of Huck, though he lives there. She is warm and caring and tries to bring Huck into a more "civilized" life.
A drunken man who yells in the middle of town about being swindled by another man. It's the death of him.
On his way to catch a steamboat, he gives the King and the Duke ammunition for their biggest con.
Tom Sawyer's mom who shows up at the end of the book to help straighten out the whole rescue and switched identity mess.
The man who died, leaving his money to two brothers from England. They are supposed to take care of his 3 daughters.