This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Aunt Polly - This person has taken Tom and Sid in, and is both exasperated and amused by Tom. This character feels bound by conscience to punish Tom.
Widow Douglas - Huck Finn saves this character from a murdering miscreant, enlisting the help of a man and his two sons. A pious and good-hearted person from St. Petersburg, this character later takes Huck Finn in with the intention of "civilizing" him.
Huckleberry Finn - This "juvenile pariah of the village" and "romantic outcast" is "cordially hated and dreaded by all the...
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