Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Molly Pink Character Analysis

Fat and covered in acne, Molly is the one woman on the Brighton pier Charles Hale thinks might be desperate enough to keep him company while he tries to avoid being murdered by Pinkie’s gang. Molly is less easily swayed than Hale had hoped, though, and she insists that Hale produce a male companion for her friend, Delia. Pinkie arrives instead, and he, Molly, Hale, and Delia form and awkward foursome for a while. Molly is the first witness Ida questions in her search for Hale’s killer.
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Molly Pink Character Timeline in Brighton Rock

The timeline below shows where the character Molly Pink appears in Brighton Rock. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part I, Chapter 3
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...suspicious she becomes. Something about the story in the paper is fishy. She’s struck by Molly and Delia’s testimony in particular. (full context)
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...the offices of Messrs Carter and Galloway, where, according to the Messenger report, a certain Molly Pink works. Ida walks along the Strand and past the fountains of Trafalgar Square, which... (full context)
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When she finally reaches the offices of Messrs Carter and Galloway, Ida finds Molly alone in a room jammed with files and books. Molly is making tea and eating... (full context)
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Ida leaves and, on her walk home to her apartment, mulls over what Molly told her. She thinks to herself that Hale was a true gentleman. Her memory of... (full context)
Part VI, Chapter 2
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...of ending. Rose points to a girl in the crowd that’s staring at Pinkie. It’s Molly Pink, the fat girl Hale chatted up in a futile attempt to keep Pinkie off... (full context)
Part I, Chapter 1
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Almost on cue, Pinkie appears and Molly, the girl he’d been chatting up, thinks that he is Hale’s friend. Pinkie does not... (full context)