Study Guide

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Characters

By Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer

Tom's a hard kid to pin down, and not just because he's always jumping fences, running off to...

Huckleberry Finn

Huck Finn means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Most of the adults in St....

Injun Joe

We all know that Injun Joe is one bad dude. The question is, why is he so bad? Why does he do the...

Becky Thatcher

Becky Thatcher is Tom's love interest. Tom is obsessed with her. Heck, he starts to "'show off'...

Joe Harper

Joe Harper is Tom's best friend and partner in crime. Their friendship is really quite simple....

Muff Potter

Though Twain tells us that Huck's father is the "town drunkard," Muff Potter certainly gives Mr....

Aunt Polly

Aunt Polly can be a big old pain in Tom's neck. She scolds Tom. Sometimes she even hits him with...

Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is Tom's former love. She's unceremoniously wiped from his heart the moment he sees...

Mr. Dobbins

Mr. Dobbins is every kid's worst nightmare. Frustrated in his attempts to become a doctor,...

The Widow Douglas

The Widow Douglas is a benevolent old woman who lives in a big house at the top of a hill. We...

Mrs. Harper

Mrs. Harper, Joe Harper's mother, acts as a more conventional counterpart to Tom's Aunt Polly....

Mary

In this case, it's all in the name: Mary is Tom's "saintly" cousin. (Think Saint Mary, Jesus'...

Dr. Robinson

Dr. Robinson is, first and foremost, a murder victim; Injun Joe kills him in order to get back at...

Sid

Sid's a real goody-two-shoes, and a spoilsport to boot. He never has much of anything good to say...

Judge Thatcher

Judge Thatcher is Becky's dad, and, as his name suggests, he's a judge. Judge Thatcher is the...

The Welshman

The Welshman, also known as Mr. Jones, is a kind old man with two sons, who lives near the Widow...