Study Guide

The Witches Characters

By Roald Dahl

The Narrator

Our nameless narrator certainly makes a name for himself. As a seven-year-old, he defeats the...

Grandmamma

An 86-year-old chubby Norwegian lady with a walking stick who smokes cigars and tells witch...

The Grand High Witch

Give this lady a bike and a theme song and she might as well take over for the Wicked Witch of...

The Witches

It's very important that you are able to identify a witch, if you ever run into one (which you...

Witch with Snake

This is the very first witch we meet. In a book titled The Witches, this is kind of a big deal....

Bruno Jenkins

Bruno Jenkins is the dictionary definition of an oaf. He's big, he's greedy, he's slow-witted,...

Mr Jenkins

Mr Jenkins (Bruno's dad) is only featured in two scenes, but in our brief time with him, we get a...

Mrs Jenkins

Bruno's mom is not a very interesting character. All we know about Mrs Jenkins is that she knits...

The Doctor, The Nurse, and Mrs Spring

These three helpful characters take care of Grandmamma when she's sick with pneumonia. More...

Mr Stringer

Mr Stringer, like Mr Jenkins, is an adult character who's less than likeable. Mr Stringer, the...

The Chambermaid

Adults are party poopers. That's what we learn from the Chambermaid. We know nothing about her...

The Cooks

These guys are hard-working, that's for sure. And you know what they say: work hard, play hard....

William (The Waiter)

There's nothing too special about William, the waiter. He seems to be a nice guy – noticing...

Taxi Driver

Ah, the getaway car. The taxi driver who takes Grandmamma and our narrator away from the hotel is...

The Vanished Children

The Vanished Children...spooky. All we know about Ranghild Hansen, Solveg Christiansen, Birgit...

Narrator's Mother and Father

Our narrator's mom and dad don't get a lot of face time in The Witches. They both died in a...