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Characters in Huck Finn


Huck's name when the King pretends to be the British brother of Peter Wilks

Levi Bell

The lawyer who tries to ascertain the true heirs to the Wilk's fortune

Rev. Elexander Blodgett

The false name the King uses when addressing Tim Collins


A drunk man who insults Colonel Sherburn

Tim Collins

A young man who reveals the entire story about the Wilk's fortune to the king

The Dauphin

Another name for the king

Widow Douglas

The widow who takes Huck into her home and tries to "civilize" him. It is her home that he leaves when Pap kidnaps and takes him to the log cabin

The Duke

The younger of the two con men and the man who invents the Royal Nonesuch

Huckleberry Finn

The main character of the story. He runs away and travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with Jim

Bob Grangerford

A son of Col. Grangerford

Buck Grangerford

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

Miss Charlotte Grangerford

A daughter of Col. Grangerford

Col. Grangerford

The "fine" father of the Grangerford house and the man who invites Huck to live with the family. He is killed in the feud.

Emmeline Grangerford

A daughter of the Grangerford's. She passed away before Huck's arrival, but used to create "wonderful" paintings and poetry

Miss Sophia Grangerford

The daughter of Col. Grangerford who runs off with Harney Shepherdson and rekindles the feud

Tom Grangerford

The eldest son of the Grangerford family

Buck Harkness

The man who starts rallying a mob to kill Colonel Sherburn

Joe Harper

A member of Tom's robber band

George Jackson

The false name Huck uses when he lives with the Grangerfords


A runaway slave who accompanies Huck

The King

The elder of the two con men with whom Huck is forced to travel. He plays the naked man in the Royal Nonesuch and is the man who sells Jim as a runaway slave

Mrs. Judith Loftus

The woman Huck visits to gather news while pretending to be a girl

Sally Phelps

Tom Sawyer's aunt. She is married to Silas Phelps and initially mistakes Huck for Tom Sawyer

Silas Phelps

Tom Sawyer's uncle and the farmer who purchases Jim from the King for 40 dollars

Aunt Polly

Tom's aunt who shows up at the end to find out what tricks Tom has been playing on her kinfolk.

Doctor Robinson

The only man who recognizes that the king and the duke are frauds when they pretend to be British

Ben Rodgers

A member of Tom's robber band

Sid Sawyer

Tom's little brother. Tom pretends to be him while he and Huck are living with Sally

Tom Sawyer

Huck's best friend

Harney Shepherdson

The young man who runs away with Miss Sophia Grangerford

Colonel Sherburn

He shoots and kills Boggs after Boggs continues to harass him

Judge Thatcher

An eminent citizen in the town who is respected and well-liked. He fights to protect Huck's money when Pap returns

Jim Turner

One of the robbers on the shipwrecked steamboat, the Walter Scott, who was tied up and wanted dead

Jake Packard

Robber who doesn't want to shoot Turner

Miss Watson

The sister of the Widow Douglas. She tries to teach Huck how to read and write properly. Jim is her slave.

Harvey Wilks

The British brother of Peter Wilks the king impersonates

Joanna Wilks

The youngest daughter of the deceased George Wilks who has a harelip

Mary Jane Wilks

The eldest daughter of the deceased George Wilks. She becomes convinced that the king is her real uncle and not a fraud until Huck tells her the truth

Peter Wilks

The dead man whose brother the king impersonates

Susan Wilks

The second eldest daughter of the deceased George Wilks

William Wilks

The British brother of Peter Wilks whom the duke impersonates. He is deaf, dumb, and has a broken arm


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

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