Babylon Revisited

Alix Character Analysis

A barman at the Ritz. Charlie talks to Alix at the beginning of the story, when he can’t find the head barman, Paul, at the bar. Alix fills Charlie in on the gossip about all his old acquaintances from the parties of the ‘20s, helping to establish the fact that most of the Americans have left Paris in the wake of the market crash, and that the Paris Charlie once knew is gone.
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Alix Character Timeline in Babylon Revisited

The timeline below shows where the character Alix appears in Babylon Revisited. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 1
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The story opens with Charlie Wales, the protagonist, talking to Alix, the bartender at the Ritz in Paris. Alix is answering Charlie’s questions about people who... (full context)
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...days of the bull market” is out of town, so Charlie is talking instead to Alix. “No, no more,” Charlie says, presumably declining to have another drink. When Charlie explains that... (full context)
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Alix asks Charlie about the “conditions” in America, but Charlie responds that he hasn’t been there... (full context)
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...them. … Stocks rise and fall, people loaf or work, but they go on forever.” Alix asks how long Charlie is in town and Charlie tells him he’s here for four... (full context)
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...seems “trite, blurred, worn away.” He has no desire to see her and is glad Alix hasn’t given her his address. His mind turns to the prospect of being together at... (full context)
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...months” before deciding anything. Then Lincoln apologizes. Charlie goes back to the bar and declines Alix’s offer of another drink. Charlie thinks about how tomorrow he’ll try to help the situation... (full context)