In" The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", who is Huck Finn, Jim, Pap Finn and Widow Douglas?

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mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator
If you haven't already, I highly recommend reading the story; it is a really funny read, and probably one of the most entertaining books that you will be required to read in school. All of these characters are within the first few chapters, and the chapters are super short, so it won't take long to read through them and discover who they are. Briefly, Huck is the main character, a boy of maybe 10 years of age. He is a bit of an orphan, although he does have a father (Pap Finn, a notorious drunk). So the Widow Douglas in town takes it upon herself to "adopt" Huck. Her slave is named Jim. For more detailed character summaries, check out the book itself, and the links that I have provided below. I hope that this helps get you started!
melissa1106 | Student

Huck Finn is the main character of the story. He is an adventurous, ill mannered kid who wants to explore southern life without restrictions. Jim is Widow Douglass's slave who later runs away and travels down the Mississippi River with Huck. Pap Finn is Huck's dad. He is an abusive alcoholic. Widow Douglas is the woman who takes care of Huck when his father abandons him. 

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