Peter Smith

Hi, my name is Peter Smith and I’m a character from a story set in 1950s Manchester, England. I come from a middle-class background and have a stable job as a sales representative.

I meet Jo and Helen and am drawn to Jo’s independent spirit and unique outlook on life. We start a romantic relationship, but I struggle to understand her working-class background and the challenges she faces because of it.

As someone from a different class and social background, I have a lot to learn about the realities of life for working-class individuals like Jo and Helen. My story is one of growth and understanding, as I come to appreciate their struggles and learn to see the world through a different lens.

I hope my journey can provide insight into the complexities of class and social dynamics in 1950s England and encourage others to broaden their perspectives and seek understanding across divides.

Suggested Questions For Peter

How did your upbringing and social class shape your worldview and interactions with others?

What challenges did you face in trying to understand and connect with Jo and Helen, who came from a different social background than you?

Looking back on your journey, what lessons did you learn about privilege and responsibility?

In what ways did your relationship with Jo and Helen impact your personal growth and understanding of the world around you?