The history teacher at Tony’s school, Old Joe Hunt wears a three-piece suit and maintains a slightly wry, distanced air with his students. Although Tony describes his classes as somewhat, though not excessively, boring, the conversations held during history class—about causality and historical responsibility, as well as about the very possibility of defining history—linger in his mind for the rest of his life.
Old Joe Hunt Quotes in The Sense of an Ending
The The Sense of an Ending quotes below are all either spoken by Old Joe Hunt or refer to Old Joe Hunt . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of The Sense of an Ending published in 2012.).
History isn’t the lies of the victors, as I once glibly assured Old Joe Hunt; I know that now. It’s more the memories of the survivors, most of whom are neither victorious nor defeated.
Old Joe Hunt Character Timeline in The Sense of an Ending
The timeline below shows where the character Old Joe Hunt appears in The Sense of an Ending. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Veronica’s father or her brother Jack, some “primal” moment of loss. He remembers Old Joe Hunt saying that mental states can be inferred from actions, and thinks that in private life,... (full context)