Huck Finn Physical description: Twelve-years-old, short, brown hair Personality: liar, adventurous, wants to live up to Tom Sawyers standards Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: main character, narrator Tom Sawyer



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Huckleberry Finn Character List
Huck Finn

  • Physical description: Twelve-years-old, short, brown hair

  • Personality: liar, adventurous, wants to live up to Tom Sawyers standards

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: main character, narrator

Tom Sawyer

  • Physical description: older than Huck, taller, very blond hair

  • Personality: troublesome, always getting into things, leader

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Tom is Huck’s friend. He is a trouble maker and pulls Huck into bad situations. Huck always compares his schemes to Tom’s.

Ms. Watson

  • Physical description: thin older woman, gray hair

  • Personality: very religious

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: She is Hucks guardian, tries to get Huck to be religious

Jim

  • Physical description: black man, in his 30s, tall

  • Personality: Nice, timid, worrier, brave, selfless

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: He travels down the river with Huck, Huck questions his morality because he is helping Jim

Pap

  • Physical description: dirty, rugged, late 40s, pale white skin

  • Personality: mean, bossy, drunk, uneducated

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Pap is Huck’s father who beats and abuses him, Pap drinks a lot of whiskey, and wants Huck’s money.

King

  • Physical description: Older, gray hair, about 70

  • Personality: con artist, selfish, troublesome

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: The King and the Duke both meet up with Huck and Jim while traveling down the river. They choose to work together and get each other where they need to go. Huck finally decides to tell the truth because of the King.

Duke

  • Physical description: younger than the king, about 30

  • Personality: con artist, selfish, troublesome

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Duke and the King denied ever knowing one another, but Huck picked them both up on the way down the river. He teaches the king how to act and how to swindle money out of people through plays.

Grangerfords

  • Physical description: dark haired family,

  • Personality: well-mannered, yet hypocritical too

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: The Grangerfords let Huck stay with them for a while after he and Jim are split up in the crash. While he stays there, Huck witnesses a fight that isn’t really worth fighting and he is completely disgusted by it.

Buck

  • Physical description: brown hair, short, young kid about Huck’s age, a Grangerford

  • Personality: friendly, brave, good-hearted

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Buck is like a brother to Huck. He is a Grangerford. During a shootout with the Sheperdsons, Buck dies, which is hard for Huck.

Sheperdsons

  • Physical description: light haired family, thin, gangly

  • Personality: Stuck up, hypocritical

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: The Sheperdsons are the family that the Grangerfords have been feuding with for 30 years now.

Colonel Sherburn

  • Physical description: short, gray haired, suit wearing type of guy

  • Personality: high and mighty guy, sees things differently, out side the box thinker, mean, says what he thinks/the truth

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Colonel Sherburn is a character that appears in the Arkansas town. He challenges Hucks views on justice and differences between the north and the south.

Wilks Family

  • Physical description: young girls, one has a harelip

  • Personality: nice, young, understanding, gullible

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Huck finally tells the truth to this family for the first time because their slaves are being separated due to the King selling them.

Mary Jane

  • Physical description: Long brown hair, very pretty

  • Personality: nice, gullible, young

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Mary Jane is the person that Huck tells the truth to, she helps Huck do the right thing, she helps him and Jim escape from the King and the Duke

Joanna

  • Physical description: short, brown hair, has a deformation on her face

  • Personality: nice, stubborn, mistreated, suspicious

  • Relationship to Huck/Plot/Theme: Joanna doesn’t believe that Huck is telling her the truth from the beginning, she is scolded for not believing him, and she is treated very differently from the rest of her family.


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