Brighton Rock - characters - Coggle Diagram
Brighton Rock - characters
cornered by Ida and a Brighton police officer at the las t moment and believing he has no escape, P breaks open a vial of acid on his own face and runs off a cliff into the sea
his essential brutality is evident in Greene's description of his young avid face: "He had a fair smooth sin, the faintest down, and his grey eyes had an effect of heartlessness like an old man's in which human feeling has died."
his budding affection for her does not stop him from trying to talk her into killing herself in the novel's climax
having grown up in the Brighton slum of Paradise Piece, he warms ever so slightly to the equally impoverished Rose
because she is his opposite: whereas he is jaded and bent on evil, she is kind and good and he begins to suspect that the two might be made for eachother
only vulnerability is must, which reminds him, to his great chagrin, of the humanity of others
he thinks himself the equal of Colleen and sees his killing of Spicer and the orchestrations he goes through to marry Rose as proof of his superior intellect
spend a lot of time worrying about damnation, but he believes in his own cleverness
a conflicted Catholic, P's God is a cruel and vindictive one
over time P grows convinced that a blood bath is in store, and he murders Spicer to keep him from talking about Hale's death.
he orders Charles Hale's murder in revenge for Kite's death, which he blames on Hale's newspaper.
Kite talked to Hale for a story that resulted in Kite's being murdered by Colleoni, the boss of a competing mob and his men
seventeen-year-old head of a Brighton race gang, and the leader of Cubitt, Dallow, and Spicer/
P decides to woo her so he can keep tabs on her in case she goes to the authorities
even though she secretly knows that P is a murderer who is using her to avoid a person sentence, she falls madly in live with him
working as a waitress at Snow's café when she finds Kelly Kibber card Spicer placed on one of their tables, which he did strategically in order to throw the police off in their investigation of Charles Hale's murder
poor, timid and even more devout than the morbidly religious P