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Huck Finn

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Tom Sawyer Huck's best friend, who often leads him into scrapes. He has wild imagination and romantic notions about adventures and robber gangs.
Widow Douglas Women raising Huck and trying to "sivilize" him
Miss Watson Widow Douglas's sister and owner of Jim
Jim Slave belonging to Miss Watson. He is realistic and matter-of-fact about most things.
Pap Huck's father, a cruel drunkard, racist, and a symbol of everything that is wrong with the slave states of the South
the duke con man, about thirty years old, claims to be the Duke of Bridgewater
the king con man, about seventy years old, claims to be the heir to the French throne
Judge Thatcher An eminent citizen in the town who is respected and well-liked. He fights to protect Huck's money when Pap returns to claim Huck and steal his money.
Aunt Polly Tom Sawyer's aunt and guardian and Sally's Phelps's sister
Huckleberry Finn protagonist and narrator of the novel, fourteen year old boy
The Grangerfords A family that takes Huck in after a steamboat hits his raft, separating him from Jim.
The Wilks family Peter Wilks has died and his nieces and brothers are swindled by the duke and the king
The Phelps family relatives of Tom Sawyer, home provides the setting for Tom and Huck's final adventure
Alexander Blodgett The false name the King uses when addressing Tim Collins, the young man bound for Orleans who tells the King everything about the Wilks family.
Col. Sherburn shoots Boggs in cold blood
satire characters, institutions play against an exaggerated view for the purpose of ridicule
dialect regional variety of language
irony actual event is contrasted to expected outcome
style the manner in which the work is written
theme primary statement, suggestion, or implication of a work
Romanticism Huck Finn is an example from this literary movement
conflict incompatibility between the objectives of two or more characters or forces
obsequies funeral rites
Elizabeth Jim's daughter
Buck Grangerford The youngest son of Col. Grangerford who becomes good friends with Huck but is later killed in the feud.
Sophie Grangerford The daughter of Col. Grangerford who runs off with Harney Shepherdson and rekindles the feud.
Boggs A drunk man who insults Colonel Sherburn and is later killed by him. The action takes place in the same town where the Duke and the King put on their Shakespearean show.
Mary Jane Wilks The eldest daughter of the deceased George Wilks, a red-headed girl whom Huck starts to fall in love with. She becomes convinced that the King is her real uncle and not a fraud until Huck tells her the truth.
Aunt Sally Tom Sawyer's aunt. She is married to Silas Phelps and initially mistakes Huck for Tom Sawyer.
Joanna Wilks The youngest daughter of the deceased George Wilks, she is distinguishable by her harelip.
William Wilks The British brother of Peter Wilks whom the Duke impersonates until the real William Wilks arrives.
motif any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story
Nat one of the slaves on the Phelps farm that helps take care of Jim and believes he is being haunted by witches
syntax the arrangement of words within a sentence
picaresque relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero
soliloquy an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play
hypocrisy the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform
Created by: mrosemeyer