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Free MonkeyNotes Summary-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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LIST OF CHARACTERS

MAJOR CHARACTERS

Tom Sawyer

The protagonist of the novel. He is a typical young boy, about ten years of age, who is full of mischief, imagination, and activity.

Huckleberry Finn

A friend of Tomís, who is about his same age. As the son of the town drunk who has abandoned him, he is allowed to live the life of a vagabond and is the envy of all the other boys in town who are made to wash themselves, help with chores, attend school, and obey.

Injun Joe

A dangerous half-breed Indian that is Tomís antagonist in the story. When Tom and Huck see the Indian murder Dr. Robinson, they are afraid that Joe will punish them as well.

Becky Thatcher

The wealthy daughter of a judge with whom Tom falls in love. She is a blond, blue-eyed beauty.

Aunt Polly

Tomís aunt and guardian. She is the soft-hearted sister of Tomís dead mother and feels very responsible for raising Tom correctly.


Sidney

Tomís half-brother who is called Sid and who also lives with Aunt Polly, sharing a room with Tom. As an obedient, tattling, and deceitful boy, he is a constant source of grief to Tom.

MINOR CHARACTERS

Mary

Tomís kind cousin who lives with him at Aunt Pollyís house and who tries to guide and protect Tom.

Widow Douglas

The widow of the Justice of Peace who "adopts" Huck Finn and plans to civilize and educate him.

Joe Harper

Tomís good friend and classmate who is less daring than Tom.

Muff Porter

A local drunk who is an affable man and who is falsely accused by Injun Joe of murdering Dr. Robinson.

Judge and Mrs. Thatcher

Beckyís wealthy and respected parents.

Mr. Jones

The Welshman who helps save the Widow Douglas from Injun Joe

Reverend Sprague

The pastor of the village church.

Mr. Walters

The superintendent of the Sunday school.

Mr. Dobbins

The village school teacher who makes life miserable for his students

Dr. Robinson

The young doctor who is murdered by Injun Joe

Other Local Boys

Willie Mufferson, Alfred Temple, Ben Rogers, Billy Fisher, Bob Tanner, Johnny Miller, Jeff Thatcher, Johnny Baker, Jim Hollis.

Other Local Girls

Sally Rogers, Susy Harper, Gracie Miller, Amy Lawrence

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