Brighton Rock Topics for Discussion

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How do the young people of Brighton Rock view the world differently than older characters like Spicer and Ida Arnold? What experiences do the older folks have that the youth lack? How does this make youth more dangerous in the novel?

Discuss the idea of mortal sin. How does Rose and Pinkie's shared perspective on sex differ from their perspective on violence? Do you think some religious groups hold similar values regarding the two?

Greene's novel is in large part a conflict between traditional religious though and secular morality. Which characters represent the extremes of each? How do they come into conflict with each other?

Both Pinkie Brown and Ida Arnold myopically pursue an obsession in Brighton Rock. Discuss the idea of obsession. How can it create great and wonderful things? How can it be dangerous? To what extent does the novel display both...

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