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What were the misfortunes of the Wilks brothers in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?"

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sheycheer08 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 4, 2007 at 2:39 AM via web

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What were the misfortunes of the Wilks brothers in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?"

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 4, 2007 at 3:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Well, Peter Wilks died. George and his wife died. Harvey was deaf and dumb—and then the duke and the king pretended to be Harvey and his doctor to steal from them, and create a huge fiasco when the real Harvey shows up.

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