Study Guide

Something Wicked This Way Comes Characters

By Ray Bradbury

Will Halloway

Born at exactly one minute to midnight, William Halloway ("Will" to his friends and family, and...

Jim Nightshade

Honestly, Jim Nightshade leaves us scratching our heads a bit. We'll start with a brief...

Mr. Charles Halloway

We first meet Charles Halloway, Will's father, in Chapter 2. He is described first by Will as...

Mr. Dark

Put simply, Mr. Dark is the novel's bad guy. (See "Character Roles" for more on his villain...

The Dust Witch

Talk about creepy. Although blind, the Dust Witch is arguably the carnival's most powerful...

Mr. Cooger

Mr. Cooger is Mr. Dark's partner in running the carnival. Aside from his red hair, we don't know...

Miss Foley

Miss Foley is the boys' seventh-grade schoolteacher. We first meet her in Chapter 15 when she...

Tom Fury

Tom Fury, the friendly lightning-rod salesman, succumbs to his desire to gaze upon the Most...

Mr. Crosetti

We assume that Mr. Crosetti, the town barber, was one of the carnival's first victims. His...