Sunday, August 28, 2011


Tom Sawyer: The main
character of the novel.
Everything revolves around
him, and, except for a few
brief chapters, he is present in
every chapter.
Aunt Polly: Tom's aunt and
legal guardian. She loves Tom
dearly, but she does not know
how to control him.
Sidney Tom's half brother
who plays the role of the
obedient boy but who is, in
reality, a sneak and a
Mary :Tom's cousin. She likes
Tom very much but wants to
change him and resorts to
bribing him to be good.
Becky Thatcher The pretty
new girl to whom Tom is
attracted. When trapped in
the cave, she proves to be
resolute and worthy of Tom's
Huckleberry Finn (Huck ):8
The son of the town drunk,
Huck has been the outcast
from society his entire life.
The adults look upon him as a
disgrace and a bad influence;
the youngsters look at him
with envy because he has
complete freedom to do
whatever he likes.
Widow Douglas The
wealthiest person in the
town, she is good,
kindhearted, and generous.
Because of her nature, Injun
Joe's planned revenge- -
mutilating her- -becomes that
much more horrible. She is
saved by the activities of
Huck Finn and becomes his
Injun Joe: He is the villain, the
essence of evil in the novel.
Muff Potter The harmless
old drunk who is framed for
Dr. Robinson's murder (which
was actually committed by
Injun Joe) .
Joe Harper Tom's closest
friend and second in
command in Tom's
adventures. He is not as
clever as Tom is, nor is he the
leader that Tom is. On
Jackson's Island, Joe is the
first to want to return to the
security of home.
Judge Thatcher (and Mrs.
Thatcher) Becky's parents
who are highly esteemed
members of the community.
The Judge uses his authority
to seal up the opening to the
cave to protect other
youngsters and, in doing so,
inadvertently seals up Injun
Mr. Dobbins The
schoolmaster. At the end of
the school year, the entire
school conspires to play a
trick on him.
Mr. Walters The Sunday
school superintendent who is
overly dedicated to his job.
The Reverend Mr. Sprague
The pastor of the village
Alfred Temple A new boy
from St. Louis. Becky uses
him to make Tom jealous.
Willie Mufferson The "model
boy" for all of the parents and
a despicable creature to all
the boys.
Amy Lawrence Tom's
sweetheart--until he meets
Becky Thatcher.
Dr. Robinson The young
doctor who is murdered while
trying to obtain a body for
medical studies.
Mr. Jones (or the Welshman)
He and his sons are
instrumental in saving the
Widow Douglas from the
vicious Injun Joe.
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