Private Peaceful


Michael Morpurgo

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Molly’s Father Character Analysis

Much like Molly’s mother, Molly’s father only appears in the story when he is trying to prevent Molly and Charlie from continuing their romance. Molly’s parents despise Charlie because of the spiteful things the Colonel has said about the boy, and Molly’s father even threatens to shoot Charlie if he ever sees him around his daughter. He is very strict and eventually throws his daughter out of the house when she becomes pregnant.
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Molly’s Father Character Timeline in Private Peaceful

The timeline below shows where the character Molly’s Father appears in Private Peaceful. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Nearly Quarter Past Eleven
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...she really means that Molly has been raised “strictly.” Tommo says that Molly’s mother and her father are indeed very strict, and often send her to her room or beat her for... (full context)
Chapter 5: Twenty-Four Minutes Past Twelve
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...about how the Colonel came to their cottage and called Charlie a thief, and told Molly’s father that they shouldn’t let Molly see Charlie anymore. She tells Tommo how miserable she is,... (full context)
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...stack of letters he has sent Molly. She found them in Molly’s possession, and both Molly’s father and mother have read them all. She calls Charlie’s behavior disgusting, and then declares that... (full context)