The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Mark Twain

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Dr. Robinson Character Analysis

A compatriot of Injun Joe and Muff Potter. After he argues with the two of them and knocks out Muff Potter, Injun Joe stabs and kills Dr. Robinson and then frames the knocked-out Muff Potter for the murder. Tom and Huck witness these events, and the fact that they know Muff Potter is innocent sets in motion their conflict with Injun Joe.
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Dr. Robinson Character Timeline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Robinson appears in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
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...the graveyard, they notice three approaching figures, and hide. The figures turn out to be Dr. Robinson , Injun Joe, and Muff Potter. The hiding boys look on as the three begin... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...surrounds him. He swears he's innocent, but Injun Joe twice says he witnessed Muff murder Dr. Robinson . Injun Joe even helps carry the body away. Tom and Huck are stunned, and... (full context)