The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What differences do you notice between Miss Watson and the Widow Watson?

The Adventures of Huck Finn

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The Widow Douglas and Miss Watson are two wealthy sisters who live together in a large house in St. Petersburg and who adopt Huck. The gaunt and severe Miss Watson is the most prominent representative of the hypocritical religious and ethical values Twain criticizes in the novel. The Widow Douglas is somewhat gentler in her beliefs and has more patience with the mischievous Huck. When Huck acts in a manner contrary to societal expectations, it is the Widow Douglas whom he fears disappointing.