Study Guide

On the Beach Characters

By Nevil Shute

Moira Davidson

We're about to make an argument that might be controversial, so hold on to your butts—Moira...

Dwight Towers

Although no one escapes On the Beach scot-free, Dwight Towers might be in the roughest spot of...

Peter Holmes

Peter Holmes is your classic everyman. He loves his family. He hustles at work. He supports his...

John Osborne

John Osborne might have more in common with Bill Gates than Billy the Kid, but that doesn't mean...

Mary Holmes

Although Peter frequently criticizes Mary for being "sheltered from realities" and "living in a...