Everything you need to understand or teach Brighton Rock by Graham Greene.
Brighton Rock is a murder mystery set in Brighton, England, in the 1930s. This story of a series of gang murders takes the tone of a morality play, concerning a clash between two characters equally obsessed with the relationship of good and evil.
The novel begins with the arrival of Fred Hale in Brighton. He has been sent there by his employer, The Daily Messenger, as part of a summer promotional contest. There, he meets Ida Arnold, a vivacious middle-aged Londoner on holiday, and confides that he is in danger. Moments later, he disappears. Back in London, Ida learns that he has died and suspects foul play. After receiving an invite back to Brighton from a friend, she resolves to investigate further.
Hale has been killed, it turns out, by Pinkie, a sixteen-year-old sociopathic leader of a gang. The authorities have deemed the death one of natural causes...
Brighton Rock Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: