Study Guide

Sergeant Lightbody in The Wanting Seed

By Anthony Burgess

Sergeant Lightbody

Sergeant Lightbody is Tristram's one real friend and ally in the British Army, and he's just as sure as Tristram is that the "war" they're being sent to is a scam. Unfortunately, Lightbody can't think of anything better to do than to go along with it all, and "see it through" (5.6.21).