Brighton Rock Essay
The choice of Brighton as a setting in the novel 'Brighton Rock' proves to be a well-drawn pitch for the action; for its atmosphere of constant bustle and goings on; for its close alignment with Pinkie and also as a metaphorical device for depicting the eternal realities of heaven and hell. Although the writer goes into detail about place names in the town (he mentions the Palace Pier, Montpellier road, the
West Pier and the racetrack) the specific setting of Brighton appears to have little significance, as it could be any seaside town -
"yesterday Southend, today Brighton, tomorrow"
Greene's opening description of Brighton appears …show more content…
Pinkie comes to realise about his original view of things is that it is mistaken, and that hell is all around us. In trying to silence
Rose, he finds himself committing a sin more serious than murder by corrupting her innocence and her soul.
Greene's interpretation of Ida presents her as a kind of representative for the people and of the popular world view for the readers of the novel. Ida, like Dallow only believes in what she sees, she is superstitious, being quite ready to