Kite was once the head of the Brighton gang that Pinkie now runs. Killed with a razor blade by Colleoni’s mob while waiting alone at a railway station, Kite was like a father to Pinkie. The other members of the gang looked up to him as well. Kite’s death left Pinkie in charge. It also made Hale a target, as Hale’s newspaper story allegedly led to Kite’s murder.
Kite Character Timeline in Brighton Rock
The timeline below shows where the character Kite appears in Brighton Rock. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part II, Chapter 1
...they’d been having a secret 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... (full context)
...Dallow is happy to. Pinkie is surprised by Brewer’s poverty. He thinks to himself that Kite must have been skimming some off of Brewer’s earnings. Pinkie asks Brewer why he hasn’t... (full context)
Part II, Chapter 2
Part III, Chapter 1
Part III, Chapter 2
Part IV, Chapter 1
Part V, Chapter 1
Part VI, Chapter 1
Part VI, Chapter 2
Part VII, Chapter 5
Part I, Chapter 1