The bookie that Ida visits to put money on Black Boy, Tate is often referred to by his friends as “Old Honest” Jim. Like Brewer, he has fallen behind in his payments to Pinkie. He is unhealthy looking, and his voice is loud and hoarse from having worked at the horse park for so many years.
Jim Tate Character Timeline in Brighton Rock
The timeline below shows where the character Jim Tate appears in Brighton Rock. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part II, Chapter 1
...meeting without him. They’ve been talking about how, ever since Kite’s death, several men, including Tate and Brewer, haven’t been paying their protection subscriptions. Dallow is anxious to cut them. Pinkie... (full context)
...in the Cosmopolitan hotel and, according to Brewer, “running the business in a big way.” Tate, it turns out, has also paid Colleoni. Brewer suggests Pinkie work for Colleoni, combining his... (full context)
Part II, Chapter 2
...specifically because such violence would only backfire. Colleoni tells Pinkie not to bother Brewer and Tate anymore. Those efforts, too, will lead nowhere. Pinkie leaves, thinking that the visible world, the... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 1
Part IV, Chapter 1