Screwtape - This character is a highly experienced bureaucrat who is arrogant, superior-acting, wily, wise, diabolically clever, vicious, hate-filled, and vindictive.
Wormwood - This character is fairly new to the job at hand and in need of support and guidance because of carelessness and irresponsibility.
The Patient - This character has moral strength to resist temptation, to repent of sin, and to do one's duty in a humble manner.
The Patient's fiance - This seemingly virtuous character has moral strength and lacks spiritual pride.
God (The Enemy) - This character exudes pride and always responds with love.
Our Father Below (the Devil) - This character takes interest in all things, has difficulty understanding some basics, and seeks every opportunity to gain advantage.
Slubgob, the head of the Training College - This character has a position of importance, yet does less than an adequate job at it.
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