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Characters

Huck Finn

the main character; son of local drunk; runs away to find himself

Jim

a runaway slave who accompanies Huck down the Mississippi River

Pap

Huck's abusive, alcoholic, broke father who returns early in the book to claim custody over him.

Judge Thatcher

Kindly town judge who watches over Huck's reward money

Widow Douglas

Town widow who tries to civilize Huck through kindness and religion

Miss Watson

Sister of the Widow Douglas. Tries to teach Huck to read and write

Tom Sawyer

Huck's civilized best friend who enjoys extravagant stories and schemes

The King

River con man who claims to be the disappeared heir to the French throne and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft

The Duke

River con man who claims to be the Duke of Bridgewater and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft.

Judith Loftus

Suspicious of Huck's disguise, she plays tricks which reveal his gender

Sarah Mary Williams

The name Huck uses when he meets Judith Loftus and pretends to be a girl

George Jackson

The false name Huck uses when he lives with the Grangerford's

Emmeline Grangerford

A young Grangerford who died in the feud and was an excellent poet.

Buck Grangerford

The youngest son of Col. Grangerford who becomes good friends with Huck but is later killed in the feud.

Colonel Grangerford

head of an aristocratic family engaged in a blood feud with its neighbors, the Shepardsons.

The Shepherdsons

Distinguished family who feuds with the Grangerfords.

Mary Jane Wilks

Joins in Huck's plan to outwit the Duke and Dauphin to retrieve her dead uncle's money

Harvey and William Wilks

the brothers the duke and king impersonate

Doctor Robinson

The only man who recognizes that the King and Duke are frauds when they try to pretend to be British. He warns the town but they ignore him.

Silas Phelps

Tom Sawyers uncle, and the farmer who purchases Jim from the King for $40

Aunt Sally

Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes Huck for Tom when he was going to free jim from the Phelps

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