Overview of characters: Kathy, Tommy and Ruth

English Literature



5m 45s
This podcast asks what are Kathy, Ruth and Tommy’s roles in the novel? How do their characters develop? Their relationships with each other, and with Hailsham and its students and guardians. Tommy’s art; why Ruth completes before the others and the question does she redeem herself?


Professor Laura Salisbury

Stephen Lucas

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