''Repent Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman Study Guide

''Repent Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman

''Repent Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman is a short science fiction story that follows the adventures of Harlequin, a mysterious man who joyfully wreaks havoc in a society that is obsessed with time and considers deviating from the schedule to be a crime. The Ticktockman, who is in charge of how much time each citizen is allotted-and therefore has power over life and death-is determined to catch Harlequin and make him pay. This story's themes include time, mortality, and individuality.

''Repent Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman Book Notes