Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Pinkie Brown Character Analysis

Pinkie is the seventeen-year-old head of a Brighton race gang, and the leader of Cubitt, Dallow, and Spicer. Pinkie orders Charles Hale’s murder in revenge for Kite’s death, which he blames on Hale’s newspaper reporting. Kite talked to Hale for a story that resulted in Kite’s being murdered by Colleoni, the boss of a competing mob, and his men. Over time, Pinkie grows convinced that a blood bath is in store, and he murders Spicer to keep him from talking about Hale’s death. A conflicted Catholic, Pinkie’s God is a vindictive and cruel one. Pinkie spends a great deal of time worrying about damnation, but he believes in his own cleverness. He thinks himself the equal of Colleoni, and sees his killing of Spicer and the orchestrations he goes through to marry Rose as proof of his superior intellect. Having grown up in the Brighton slum of Paradise Piece, he warms ever so slightly to the equally impoverished Rose because she is his opposite: whereas he is jaded and bent on evil, she is kind and good, and he begins to suspect that the two might be made for each other. However, his budding affection for her does not stop him from trying to talk her into killing herself in the novel’s climax. Cornered by Ida and a Brighton police officer at the last moment and believing he has no escape, Pinkie breaks a vial of acid on his own face and runs off a cliff into the sea. His essential brutality is evident in Greene’s description of his young, avid face: “He had a fair smooth skin, the faintest down, and his grey eyes had an effect of heartlessness like an old man's in which human feeling has died.” His only vulnerability is music, which reminds him, to his great chagrin, of the humanity of others.

Pinkie Brown Quotes in Brighton Rock

The Brighton Rock quotes below are all either spoken by Pinkie Brown or refer to Pinkie Brown. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Part I, Chapter 2 Quotes

The imagination hadn’t awoken. That was his strength. He couldn’t see through other people’s eyes or feel with their nerves. Only the music made him uneasy, the catgut vibrating in the heart; it was like nerves losing their freshness, it was like age coming on, other people’s experience battering on the brain.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker)
Related Symbols: Music
Page Number: 47
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The inhuman voice whistled round the gallery and the Boy sat silent. It was he this time who was being warned; life held the vitriol bottle and warned him: I’ll spoil your looks. It spoke to him in the music, and when he protested that he for one would never get mixed up, the music had its own retort at hand: ‘You can’t always help it. It sort of comes that way.’

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Related Symbols: Music
Page Number: 53
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“You are wasting your time, my child,” Mr. Colleoni said. “You can’t do me any harm.” He laughed gently. “If you want a job though, come to me. I like push. I dare say I could find room for you. The World needs young people with energy.” The hand with the cigar moved expansively mapping out the World as Mr. Colleoni visualized it: lots of little electric clocks controlled by Greenwich, buttons on a desk, a good suite on the first floor, accounts audited, reports from agents, silver, cutlery, glass.

Related Characters: Colleoni (speaker), Pinkie Brown
Page Number: 66
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He watched her with his soured virginity, as one might watch a draught of medicine offered that one would never, never take; one would die first—or let others die. The chalky dust blew up round the windows.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 92
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They lay on the chalk bank side by side with a common geography and a little hate mixed with his contempt. He thought he had made his escape, and here his home was: back beside him, making claims.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 95
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She was good, he’d discovered that, and he was damned: they were made for each other.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose, Ida “Lily” Arnold
Page Number: 135
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It was said to be the worst act of all, the act of despair, the sin without

forgiveness; sitting there in the smell of petrol she tried to realize despair, the mortal sin, but she couldn’t; it didn’t feel like despair. He was going to damn himself, but she was going to show them that they couldn’t damn him without damning her too. There was nothing he could do, she wouldn’t do: she felt capable of sharing any murder. A light lit his face and left it; a frown, a thought, a child’s face. She felt responsibility move in her breasts; she wouldn’t let him go into that darkness alone.

Related Characters: Rose (speaker), Pinkie Brown
Page Number: 249
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She was sixteen, but this was how she might have looked after years of marriage, of the childbirth and the daily quarrel: they had reached death and it affected them like age.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose (speaker)
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While Pinkie found the money, she was visited by an almost overwhelming rebellion—she had only to go out, leave him, refuse to play. He couldn’t make her kill herself: life wasn’t as bad as that. It came like a revelation, as if someone had whispered to her that she was someone, a separate creature—not just one flesh with him. She could always escape—if he didn’t change his mind. Nothing was decided. They could go in the car wherever he wanted them to go; she could take the gun from his hand, and even then—at the last moment of all—she needn’t shoot. Nothing was decided—there was always hope.

Related Characters: Rose (speaker), Pinkie Brown
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An enormous emotion beat on him; it was like something trying to get in; the pressure of gigantic wings against the glass. Dona nobis pacem. He withstood it, with all the bitter force of the school bench, the cement playground, the St. Pancras waiting-room, Dallow’s and Judy’s secret lust, and the cold unhappy moment on the pier. If the glass broke, if the beast—whatever it was—got in, God knows what it would do. He had a sense of huge havoc—the confession, the penance and the sacrament—and awful distraction, and he drove blind into the rain.

Related Characters: Rose (speaker), Pinkie Brown
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Part I, Chapter 3 Quotes

“Of course it’s true,” the Boy said. “What else could there be?” he went scornfully on. “Why,” he said, “it’s the only thing that fits. These atheists, they don’t know nothing. Of course there’s Hell. Flames and damnation,” he said with his eyes on the dark shifting water and the lightning and the lamps going out above the black struts of the Palace Pier, “torments.”

“And Heaven too,” Rose said with anxiety while the rain fell interminably

on.

“Oh, maybe,” the Boy said, “maybe.”

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 53
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He trailed the clouds of his own glory after him: hell lay about him in his infancy. He was ready for more deaths.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Police Inspector
Page Number: 70
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That was what happened to a man in the end: the stuffy room, the wakeful children, the Saturday night movements from the other bed. Was there no escape—anywhere—for anyone? It was worth murdering a world.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 97
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The shadow of her sixteen-year-old face shifted in the moonlight on the wall. “Right and wrong. That’s what she talks about. I’ve heard her at the table. Right and wrong. As if she knew.” She whispered with contempt, “Oh, she won't burn. She couldn’t burn if she tried.”

Related Characters: Rose (speaker), Pinkie Brown, Ida “Lily” Arnold
Page Number: 121
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He stood back and watched Rose awkwardly sign—his temporal

safety in return for two immortalities of pain. He had no doubt whatever that this was mortal sin, and he was filled with a kind of gloomy hilarity and pride. He saw himself now as a full grown man for whom the angels wept.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 185
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Again he grinned: only the devil, he thought, could have made her answer that. She was good, but he’d got her like you got God in the Eucharist—in the guts. God couldn’t escape the evil mouth which chose to eat its own damnation.

Related Characters: Pinkie Brown (speaker), Rose
Page Number: 194
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Pinkie Brown Character Timeline in Brighton Rock

The timeline below shows where the character Pinkie Brown appears in Brighton Rock. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part I, Chapter 2
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Pinkie makes his way through the Palace of Pleasure, stopping to play a shooting game. Dolls... (full context)
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Pinkie is waiting for his compatriots and soon they arrive: Cubitt and Dallow. Dallow is a... (full context)
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There is talk about the woman Hale was with before he was killed. Pinkie says there’s nothing to worry about. He calls Ida a “buer,” or demon, and insinuates... (full context)
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In the café, depressing music is playing. Pinkie goes to the appointed table. Feeling around for the card, he finds nothing and, in... (full context)
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Pinkie interrogates the waitress a bit, trying to discern if she got a good look at... (full context)
Part II, Chapter 1
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Pinkie and Spicer are together on the pier. Pinkie warns Spicer against going back to the... (full context)
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Rose apologizes for being late. Pinkie asks her if she ever got her Kolley Kibber money and if anyone has come... (full context)
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Pinkie shows Rose his bottle of vitriol, saying that people who get mixed up with bad... (full context)
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...she has an endless supply of trivial memories she can access at any given moment. Pinkie asks her what she would like to drink. Rose is at a loss. She comes... (full context)
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While the man sings, Pinkie again fingers the bottle of vitriol and he senses the bottle telling him that it... (full context)
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Pinkie asks Rose if she’s a Catholic. She is. They both agree that it is the... (full context)
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Pinkie returns home to Frank’s, his boarding house, to find the gang in his room. He’s... (full context)
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Pinkie grabs a razorblade from the bathroom and tapes it under one of his fingernails. Then... (full context)
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Pinkie threatens to ring the bell a second time if Brewer doesn’t let them in. Brewer... (full context)
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Brewer eventually admits that he could not afford to pay both Pinkie and Colleoni. Colleoni would have killed him if he didn’t pay him. Colleoni is, apparently,... (full context)
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Dallow returns with the money and he and Pinkie walk back between the tram lines. Pinkie asks Dallow if he, like Brewer, thinks he’s... (full context)
Part II, Chapter 2
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Pinkie lies in his bed and composes a letter to Tate, demanding repayment. He falls into... (full context)
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Later, in the Cosmopolitan waiting for Colleoni, Pinkie is completely at ease. He watches people drift through the lobby. Motorcyclists lead tiny women... (full context)
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Colleoni greets Pinkie but does not realize at first who he is because he is so young. He... (full context)
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Pinkie and Colleoni take an elevator to the fifteenth floor, where the hubbub of the lobby... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Colleoni that he’s the one who will soon need protection. Colleoni responds by suggesting... (full context)
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Colleoni assures Pinkie that there’s nothing he can do to hurt his business. He can try to injure... (full context)
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In the hotel hallway, a police officer taps Pinkie on the shoulder. Pinkie experiences a moment of panic, wondering if Rose might have squealed... (full context)
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The police inspector, a tired man, old before his time, is waiting for Pinkie in the station charging room. He isn’t going to book Pinkie. Brewer has decided to... (full context)
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Pinkie eyes the notices above the inspector’s shoulders. He sees a picture of a drowned man.... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 1
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The barman tells Ida to look out the window—the kid (Pinkie) is walking by right now. She goes and stares out but doesn’t see anyone out... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 2
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...Spicer should be respectful. He is now Colleoni’s right-hand man. Spicer says he better hope Pinkie doesn’t hear of his return. Crab informs Spicer that Pinkie is at the police station.... (full context)
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Spicer stands in Pinkie’s empty apartment and thinks of Nottingham where he hopes someday to open his own pub.... (full context)
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...the boarding house owner, Frank, so eventually he picks up, and it’s Rose asking for Pinkie. Spicer gets increasingly agitated as she talks. She says that Pinkie asked her to call... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 3
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Pinkie is in Snow’s, simmering with fury over the insults he received not only from Colleoni... (full context)
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Rose asks Pinkie if he got her message. He doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She tells him... (full context)
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Once on the bus, Pinkie glances over at Rose and is disgusted by her. He is angry all over again... (full context)
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Pinkie asks Rose about the call. She says again that the man who left the ticket... (full context)
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Rose tells Pinkie she’s never scared when he’s around, and Pinkie grows irritated, realizing how much she likes... (full context)
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...who’d come asking questions clearly did not come from Nelson Place. Then she asks if Pinkie might be from there, or somewhere nearby. Pinkie denies it. Rose says she thought he... (full context)
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Pinkie, who’d moodily asked for quiet, now tells Rose to say something. She grows angry and... (full context)
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Rose apologizes, too, and they get up to leave. Pinkie catches a glimpse of bare leg between her skirt and stocking and feels a twinge... (full context)
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Back on the bus, Pinkie wonders why he bothered to bring Rose out. She obviously still remembers seeing Spicer. They... (full context)
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Pinkie goes inside the kiosk and tells the photographer he would like to buy the picture... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 4
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Pinkie returns to his room in the boarding house to find Spicer passed out on the... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Spicer he needs to disappear, meaning get out of town. Spicer is worried Pinkie... (full context)
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Pinkie looks down at Spicer, musing about the fact that, for the second time in a... (full context)
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Pinkie leaves and calls the Cosmopolitan on the boarding house telephone. He asks for Mr. Colleoni.... (full context)
Part IV, Chapter 1
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In the car are Pinkie and Spicer. Pinkie is again preoccupied with thoughts of sex and family life, the prison... (full context)
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Pinkie and Spicer park the car and join the crowd heading for the horse park. Pinkie... (full context)
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...takes his money to Jim Tate, betting on a horse named Memento Mori. He asks Pinkie what “memento mori” means and Pinkie says he isn’t sure. It’s foreign. Spicer mentions wishing... (full context)
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...Mori is second, and General Burgoyne is third. Spicer  is ecstatic that his horse placed. Pinkie doesn’t like the fact that Fred’s horse won. It’s almost too coincidental.  He grabs Spicer’s... (full context)
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Pinkie pats Spicer on the back and wishes him luck. Soon, a crowd of men descends... (full context)
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Pinkie ends up in someone’s open garage. It doesn’t seem like a place that has ever... (full context)
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Pinkie limps out of the garage and heads to the pier, where he hears music drifting... (full context)
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Rose lets Pinkie in, angry not with him but with the people who left him in such a... (full context)
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Pinkie thinks about his next move, but he grows weary considering that life is all one... (full context)
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Pinkie asks Rose not to give him away to the brash woman. Rose doesn’t understand. Then... (full context)
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...ringing. Cubitt answers and tells the person on the other line that Spicer isn’t there. Pinkie asks who wanted Spicer, and Cubitt says it was a woman, probably a girl Spicer... (full context)
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Pinkie says they’re better off without Spicer, who was a coward. Then he asks Cubitt to... (full context)
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...has a charlatan’s appearance but is a shrewd and experienced lawyer. He’s also sympathetic to Pinkie’s plight. Pinkie wants to get married but he’s underage and so is Rose. His best... (full context)
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Prewitt jovially asks for a guinea for his trouble and Pinkie tells him he’ll find some change on the washstand. Pinkie is busy thinking about how,... (full context)
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Pinkie goes to Spicer’s room to investigate. Standing in the doorway, he thinks of a Latin... (full context)
Part IV, Chapter 2
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...she says, and she’s on the side of right. Ida goes on to explain that Pinkie is only using Rose; he doesn’t love her. Ida has seen enough of the world... (full context)
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Rose tells Ida she doesn’t care if Pinkie loves her; she loves him. Ida asks Rose how her father and mother would feel... (full context)
Part IV, Chapter 3
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Pinkie is standing at the top of the stairs at Frank’s boardinghouse, looking down at the... (full context)
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Pinkie starts to leave the scene. He has things to do. Prewitt can’t believe Pinkie would... (full context)
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At Snow’s, Pinkie bribes a waitress to tell him where Rose is. He climbs the stairs to her... (full context)
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Ida tells Rose not to give in to a wicked man like Pinkie. Rose tells her that she doesn’t know a thing and that she had better leave... (full context)
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Pinkie asks Rose to marry him. She says she wants to, desperately, but that the church... (full context)
Part V, Chapter 1
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Pinkie and Cubitt are on their way home from the inquest called to look into Spicer’s... (full context)
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Dallow asks Pinkie what’s on his mind and Pinkie admits that he’s starting to think the murder of... (full context)
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...at the bar. Cubitt suggests they go over to her and offer her their condolences. Pinkie has never met her before. In the dance hall nearby a band is playing a... (full context)
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Sylvie says Dallow always knows when she likes a man. Pinkie eyes her with lust. Here is a woman who has been wanted by others. He... (full context)
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There’s a pool in front of the road house and Pinkie stops in front of it, watching two swimmers doing laps side by side, completely at... (full context)
Part V, Chapter 2
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Cubitt and Dallow are laughing at Pinkie for falling in the pool. Pinkie keeps repeating that he’ll never marry.  When they get... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Rose they can’t marry. He spoke to their lawyer, he says, and they’re too... (full context)
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Rose asks Pinkie if she should take the newspaper to the police, and Pinkie is shocked by her... (full context)
Part V, Chapter 3
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Pinkie walks home to Paradise Piece to find that his childhood house has been demolished. He... (full context)
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Pinkie finds Rose’s house. Rose throws open the door, thrilled to see him. The hall smells... (full context)
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Pinkie looks around the dirty and cramped basement room and thinks he was right to get... (full context)
Part V, Chapter 5
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Cubitt and Dallow are toasting Pinkie’s betrothal in his room at Frank’s boarding house. Cubitt and Dallow are a little drunk.... (full context)
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Pinkie surprises Cubitt and Dallow by demanding a beer. He tells them he just might become... (full context)
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...things light. They give him a couple gag gifts for his wedding. Growing more furious, Pinkie tells Cubitt he’ll fix him the same way he fixed Spicer. Cubitt is confused. He... (full context)
Part VI, Chapter 1
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...considers going back to Frank’s, but he knows that would be a mistake. Cubitt left Pinkie angry enough to kill again, so it’s best to avoid him. Cubitt sticks his last... (full context)
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...her table, and she welcomes him, saying she couldn’t help but overhear that he knew Pinkie. Cubitt feels an instant connection. Ida is not high class. He can tell. She’s of... (full context)
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Ida asks Cubitt if he’s a friend of Pinkie’s. Cubitt tells her no. She says good, because it’s not safe to be friends with... (full context)
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...Ida is not worried, though. She has the information she needs. She knows now that Pinkie and his gang killed Hale and that Brighton rock, the candy, is somehow involved. She... (full context)
Part VI, Chapter 2
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Pinkie is waiting for Rose in front of the municipal building. It’s their wedding day and... (full context)
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Pinkie wishes Kite were here instead of Dallow—he could talk to Kite—but if Kite were still... (full context)
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Pinkie is in a rare talkative mood. He tells Dallow that he’s read the sappy love... (full context)
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Pinkie asks Rose why she was so late. She tells him she went to church, hoping... (full context)
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...hall of the municipal building is tiled like a bathroom. Mr. Prewitt makes jokes as Pinkie and Rose make their way toward the chapel. Rose’s parents have not come. Someone has... (full context)
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It’s over almost before they know it. Pinkie says his vows quickly, feeling shame as he does so. Rose repeats hers as if... (full context)
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...stares at her reflection in the bar mirror. Dallow asks her what she’s thinking and Pinkie answers for her, because he feels he knows her as well as he knows himself.... (full context)
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Still, when the rest of the men leave Pinkie and Rose alone, they’re shy with one another. Pinkie realizes that he should have planned... (full context)
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When they get to the Cosmopolitan, the clerk tells Pinkie that there are no more vacant rooms. Pinkie is furious. He tells the clerk that... (full context)
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The sea moves in and out relentlessly. Its motion reminds Pinkie of killing Spicer and the whole chain of events that began with Kite’s death and... (full context)
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Rose stops in front of a souvenir booth and asks Pinkie to go into a sound studio and record his voice for her. Pinkie tells her... (full context)
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Rose suggests they move on to the covered walkway under the pier. Pinkie feels for a second a rush of sexual desire at the thought of returning to... (full context)
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Pinkie enters the candy shop like he owns the place. He knows every square inch of... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Rose roughly that they should go and they head back to Frank’s, the sea... (full context)
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Pinkie is surprised to feel a tiny bit of tenderness for  Rose during the act. In... (full context)
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It’s Cubitt and he’s very drunk. He tells Pinkie he’s only come back to get his things, but then he says he wishes the... (full context)
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Rose is waiting for Pinkie on the bed. She’s no longer afraid. She thought it would be the cops. Instead,... (full context)
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Later, Pinkie is dreaming. At first, he’s in a schoolyard and he’s the new kid. He’s sick... (full context)
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No longer exhilarated from the act of love, Pinkie is depressed by the thought that he is now tied to Rose forever. The marriage... (full context)
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On his way back to Frank’s, Pinkie sees an old woman in the gutter. Her face is rotting, and her teeth are... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 1
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Rose wakes up alone in Pinkie’s room. A clock strikes seven. The chimes aren’t like the ones she heard back in... (full context)
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...in a passionate embrace. Rose supposes the woman is Judy. She’s nonplussed. She’s slept with Pinkie. She knows everything now. (full context)
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...She supposes there’s a certain amount of camaraderie in mortal sin. She heads back to Pinkie’s room, full of pride and happiness. She has been accepted, and now she knows as... (full context)
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...go to Snow’s like any regular customer and order breakfast. She thinks about the money Pinkie keeps in his soap dish. She tells herself that taking half a crown from her... (full context)
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...has married a murderer, but Rose already knows. She tells Ida to leave her and Pinkie alone. Ida smiles at Rose. Her smiles are hooked on, like wreaths. She tells Rose... (full context)
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Ida says that there’s a man she’s paying who’s been giving her evidence that proves Pinkie’s guilt but that he’s refusing to testify. She tells Rose that Pinkie doesn’t love her... (full context)
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...be considered an accomplice after the fact, but Rose says that if the cops get Pinkie, she won’t care about going to jail. Ida is incredulous. She tells Rose she had... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 2
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From the news agent, Pinkie watches Ida stride down the street. Dallow points her out and tells Pinkie he’s had... (full context)
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Pinkie realizes he dropped the fake flower outside his room. He curses his carelessness and tells... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Dallow they have to find some way of shutting Rose up. Dallow says he... (full context)
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Pinkie heads back up to his room and finds Rose waiting for him on the landing... (full context)
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Pinkie says he’s not worried; as long as Ida doesn’t find out about Spicer, he’s fine.... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 3
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Pinkie decides to pay Prewitt a visit. He supposes that the old lawyer will be Ida’s... (full context)
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Pinkie asks if the music coming from the neighbor’s apartment ever ceases. Prewitt bangs on the... (full context)
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Pinkie sees that Prewitt is drunk. The old man begins to unburden himself. Pinkie listens against... (full context)
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Pinkie wishes Prewitt would stop talking. He doesn’t like having to consider what life is like... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 4
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Pinkie orders Dallow to watch out for Prewitt. Then he climbs the stairs to his room,... (full context)
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Rose passionately declares that that will never happen. Pinkie feels so boxed in by her certainty that he feels nostalgic about committing murder. Rose... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 5
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Pinkie comes flying out of his room calling for Dallow, who’s been on the look-out for... (full context)
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Rose is in the room when Pinkie returns. She’s always there. She says she’s going out, though, and he closes his eyes,... (full context)
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...saying it wasn’t Cubitt at the door after all. He asks to see a letter Pinkie received from Collieoni. It’s unopened. Dallow reads it. Colleoni is offering to give Pinkie 300... (full context)
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Still, Pinkie says he could change. He already has. He’s a drinking man now and he has... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 6
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...singing. Phil Corkery joins her. He’s miserable and cold. He points out that Rose and Pinkie are nearby. Ida knows; she sees it as a stroke of good luck. Phil wishes... (full context)
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...this whole situation is now clearly one for the police. Ida disagrees. Now is when Pinkie and Rose are sure to crack and do something stupid. She tells him Hale’s murder... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 7
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Pinkie and Rose are with Judy and Dallow at the same café where the men convened... (full context)
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Pinkie and Rose get into the car, headed toward Peacehaven. Rose wonders if Ida was telling... (full context)
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Pinkie mumbles the Latin phrase “dona nobis pacem,” and, hearing him, Rose responds that God will... (full context)
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Rose feels as if Pinkie is a thousand miles away from her. He sees things she does not about damnation... (full context)
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Pinkie stops at a pub and recognizes the waiter as Piker, a boy he used to... (full context)
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Pinkie tells Rose to write a suicide note. It’s what’s always done, he says, and he... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 8
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Dallow and Judy are still at the Brighton café, waiting for Pinkie and Rose to return. Judy asks who the large woman staring at them is, and... (full context)
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...chat. Dallow leaves, disgusted. He walks in the direction of the shooting booth, looking for Pinkie. He’d heard shots and thought it was him, but he’s nowhere to be seen. The... (full context)
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Dallow heads for the car park, knowing that Pinkie’s Morris won’t be there. The attendant tells him Pinkie and Rose took off for Peacehaven... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 9
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Pinkie returns to the pub from the bathroom and watches as two posh men eye Rose.... (full context)
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Piker comes in to tell Pinkie he hasn’t paid for the drinks. While he goes to pay, Rose is seized with... (full context)
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Rose asks Pinkie if he hates her for the fact that they had sex out of wedlock and... (full context)
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Rose lets her hope expand. She thinks about how she and Pinkie might go on living for years, long enough to go from meek and good to... (full context)
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...policeman. Someone asks her for the gun. She tells them that she threw it away. Pinkie begins yelling at Dallow, calling him a squealer and wondering aloud if he’s going to... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 10
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...a stout with Clarence. She has told him all about the affair with Hale and Pinkie and Rose. She feels a calm satisfaction with herself. It all turned out just as... (full context)
Part VII, Chapter 11
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...that she doesn’t repent anything beyond not killing herself so that she could be with Pinkie in the afterlife. She wants to be damned. Her worry, though, is that if she... (full context)
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...what her sins, she is never cut off from that mercy. He tells her that Pinkie loved her and that shows that there was some good in him. She hesitantly asks... (full context)
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...feels certain is growing inside her. At Frank’s, she hopes to find the record that Pinkie made for her back at the souvenir booth, the one she asked for on the... (full context)
Part I, Chapter 1
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...referred to in the text as “the Boy” but who will later be identified as Pinkie Brown, that his name isn’t Fred. Then he invites the young man to have a... (full context)
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Hale eventually admits to Pinkie that he is, indeed, the Fred he is looking for. He offers the young man... (full context)
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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.... (full context)
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...she reclines on the deck chair and, looking around, he is relieved to see that Pinkie and Cubitt are nowhere to be seen. In Ida, Hale sees a lover and a... (full context)