Something Wicked This Way Comes | Study Guide

Ray Bradbury

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Something Wicked This Way Comes | Characters

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Will Halloway Will Halloway is a blonde-haired boy with a level-headed and ethical disposition. He is Jim Nightshade's next-door neighbor and best friend. Read More
Jim Nightshade Jim Nightshade is a dark-haired boy with an impulsive and often selfish disposition. He is Will Halloway's next-door neighbor and best friend. Read More
Charles Halloway Charles Halloway is a quiet, often sad man who is insecure about getting older and being a middle-aged dad to a teenage son. Read More
Mr. Dark Mr. Dark, also called the Illustrated Man, brings his carnival to Green Town repeatedly over the span of more than a century. He uses mysterious powers to lure people into servitude as freaks in the carnival and seems to feed upon their fear and sorrow. Read More
Bartender A bartender works in the corner saloon where Charles Halloway has his nightly drink.
The Blimp The Blimp is one of the carnival freaks. It is not stated directly but implied that he can transform into a hot-air balloon.
Boy A five-year-old boy drops his gum through the sidewalk grate where Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade are hiding.
Mr. Cooger Mr. Cooger is one of the carnival's owners. He becomes a young boy in order to tempt Miss Foley onto the carousel; later he becomes Mr. Electrico.
Mr. Crosetti Mr. Crosetti, the Green Town barber, is tempted by the carnival and disappears.
The Crusher The Crusher, a muscleman, is one of the carnival freaks.
Dust Witch The Dust Witch is a member of the carnival folk. She has telepathic and spell-casting powers.
Miss Foley Miss Foley is Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade's seventh-grade teacher. She struggles to accept her own middle age and rides the carousel to regain her youth.
Tom Fury Tom Fury, a lightning-rod seller, succumbs to the temptation of the carnival and becomes the Dwarf.
Monsieur Guillotine Monsieur Guillotine, who wears a black hood over his head, is one of the carnival freaks.
Mrs. Halloway Mrs. Halloway is Will Halloway's mother and Charles Halloway's wife.
Internes Two internes (paramedics) are called to the Freak Tent to help Mr. Cooger.
Mr. Kolb Mr. Kolb is a police officer in Green Town.
Mechanic A mechanic repairs the Dust Witch act in the Freak Tent when Mr. Dark reveals Mr. Electrico.
Mrs. Nightshade Mrs. Nightshade is Jim Nightshade's mother. Left to raise her son alone, she clings to him as her only joy in life and fears that the impulsive youth will leave her.
Police Officers Two police officers are called to the Freak Tent to help Mr. Cooger.
Saloon Customer A customer at the corner saloon tells the bartender about the invention of liquor.
The Skeleton The Skeleton, a tall, thin man, is one of the carnival freaks.
Mr. Tetley Mr. Tetley is the Green Town cigar store proprietor.
Ticket Taker A ticket taker takes tickets at the entrance to the Mirror Maze.
The Wart The Wart, a midget, is one of the carnival freaks.
Miss Watriss Miss Watriss is the Green Town librarian.
Vesuvio, the Lava Sipper Vesuvio, the Lava Sipper, who eats balls of fire, is one of the carnival freaks.
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