The Sense of an Ending Characters

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Tony Webster

Anthony "Tony" Webster is the primary protagonist, narrator and central figure around which the world of the novel revolves. He is a self proclaimed peaceable individual, and has been at times labeled cowardly for his desire to appease those around him. He plays the role of historian of his own past, attempting to see events from a new and different perspective, one that affects his self perception and his perception of those around him, namely Veronica (his collegiate ex-girlfriend). He is a truth seeker, looking for the truth of his friend Adrian's suicide, but also learning about himself in the process. His story is one of prejudiced incomplete memory, and how Tony recalls events defines the reader's opinion of the characters of the novel.

Adrian Finn

Adrian is Tony' friend at first, a brilliantly intelligent boy and then young man, clearly different from the others in intelligence...

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