Hazel is Rent Boy’s longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend at the beginning of the novel. She and Rent Boy rarely have sex because her father sexually abused her as a child, and she seemingly suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. After four years, Rent Boy splits up with Hazel, and she mostly disappears from the novel, illustrating how casually many of the male characters in the story treat the female characters.
Hazel Character Timeline in Trainspotting
The timeline below shows where the character Hazel appears in Trainspotting. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to a party with a plus-one invite, so Begbie brings June and Rent Boy brings Hazel, and they all meet at a pub beforehand. Rent Boy has been seeing Hazel on... (full context)
When Rent Boy and Hazel arrive at the pub, Begbie greets them enthusiastically. June and Hazel don’t know each other... (full context)
...to say that Rent Boy has nothing to do with the broken glass. Rent Boy, Hazel, and June slip out of the pub. Begbie already went outside in the confusion, and... (full context)
...brother got stabbed years ago and wasn’t even that badly hurt. As they walk away, Hazel says Begbie has something seriously wrong with him. Rent Boy awkwardly lies to try to... (full context)