“Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman


Harlan Ellison

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“Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman Characters

The Harlequin

The Harlequin is the alias of Everett C. Mann, the protagonist of the story. Perpetually late, and therefore a misfit in his highly regimented society, the Harlequin engages in acts of minor domestic terror in… read analysis of The Harlequin

The Ticktockman

The Ticktockman is the highest authority in the world of the story, an imposing masked figure able to control the technology that regulates times and metes out life and death to citizens. If someone is… read analysis of The Ticktockman

Pretty Alice

Pretty Alice is the Harlequin’s girlfriend, and is in some ways representative of an average citizen in the Harlequin’s world. While she appears to feel affection for the Harlequin, she is also frustrated by… read analysis of Pretty Alice