Stanley is Ted Brown’s “protégé,” a manipulative, lawbreaking young man who spends much of his time at the Mashopi Hotel sleeping with Mrs Lattimer and partying with Johnnie, his friend and “passport to a good time.” Although he hangs around Anna’s group of socialists, Stanley does not care about politics; Ted ultimately decides to fail his military exams to stay close to Stanley, who considers this move foolish and continues to ignore Ted’s advice.
Stanley Lett Character Timeline in The Golden Notebook
The timeline below shows where the character Stanley Lett appears in The Golden Notebook. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...for another tiresome month. They then return for a long weekend with “Ted’s new protégé, Stanley Lett” and his friend, a jazz pianist named Johnnie, to find the hotel packed, with... (full context)
...true believer in socialism. George decides to engage Johnnie, who, as usual, barely speaks, and Stanley, who refuses George’s offer of wine and insists he does not care about politics. Willi... (full context)
...“the pattern for all the rest” of their days at the hotel. The next night, Stanley begins a “disastrous” affair with Mrs Lattimer—but “disastrous” is a “ridiculous” word, Anna notes, for... (full context)
...crisis, if it can be called a crisis, occurred” with their final visit to Mashopi. Stanley and Johnnie have split from the group, passing time with Mrs Lattimer—who enjoys “publicly playing... (full context)