Study Guide

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Characters

By Mark Twain

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Jim

Jim is a slave. For most people living in the pre-Civil War South, that's about all there is to...

Tom Sawyer

We first met Tom in Mark Twain's previous book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer is...

The Duke and The King

Sorry to disappoint you, but these aren't a real Duke and King. Nope. They're conmen who team up...

Pap

Sure, Huck's father Pap may be an ignorant, abusive, alcoholic racist who beats his son and...

The Widow Douglas

We don't see much of the Widow Douglass, but we get the feeling she's a nice lady. She takes Huck...

Miss Watson

Miss Watson is Widow Douglas' sister, "a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles [glass]" (1.6)....

The Grangerfords

We might as well be talking about Scarlett O'Hara, because The Grangerford clan is Twain's...

Buck Grangerford

Move over, Tom: Huck has a new BFF. Buck and Huck become pals the second they meet, partly...

Aunt Polly

Tom's Aunt Polly doesn't make her grand entrance until the very end of the novel, but that woman...

Silas and Sally Phelps

Small world: the king (who? check out his "Character Analysis") just so happens to sell Jim to...

The Shepherdsons

We don't know much about the Shepherdson family other than the fact that they are the rival clan...

Colonel Sherburn and Boggs

Sherburn and Boggs are only in the story for a short time, and neither has anything to do with...

Judge Thatcher

Judge Thatcher and Widow Douglass are the dynamic duo fighting for Huck's safety and well-being...

The Wilks Family

The Wilks family is the target of one of the duke and the king's most conniving scams. The two...