Darkness at Noon Characters

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Rubashov

Rubashov has been a member of the Communist Party for several decades. During the revolution, Rubashov was a respected leader. However, Rubashov has recently embraced oppositional opinions. These opinions have gotten Rubashov in trouble with the Party. Rubashov is arrested and a number of charges are brought against him, many of which are false. Some are based on speeches and writings he has released.

Rubashov thinks of the past as he sits in his jail cell. Rubashov cannot help but remember people in his past that he harmed in one way or another. Rubashov also begins to wonder about the original goals of the Party and whether they will ever really come true. In the end, Rubashov confesses to most of the charges against him and is sentenced to death.

Ivanov

Ivanov is an examining magistrate. Ivanov and Rubashov were once friends. In fact, Ivanov and Rubashov served...

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