The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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 mothers" of St. Petersburg and secretly admired by their children.

Joe Harper - This character is Tom's best friend and a member of Tom's pirate gang known as "the Terror of the Seas." When the "pirates" run away on a short-lived pirating adventure, this character is the first to admit to homesickness.

Injun Joe - This...

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