From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  

by Mark Twain

Dr. Robinson

Character Analysis

Dr. Robinson is, first and foremost, a murder victim; Injun Joe kills him in order to get back at Robinson's father, who apparently had Joe jailed for vagrancy. We also know that the doctor had enlisted the help of Injun Joe and Muff Potter to help him rob a grave, but we never find out why he needed a dead body.

Advertisement