Evelyn Mulwray Character Analysis

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A woman identifying herself as Evelyn Mulwray hires a private investigator, J. J. "Jake" Gittes, to watch her husband, Hollis Mulwray. Jake follows him and shoots photographs of him with a young, blonde woman, which are published on the front page of the following day 's paper. Back at his office, Jake is confronted by a woman who informs him she is the real Evelyn Mulwray, and tells him that he can “expect a lawsuit.” Jake assumes that Evelyn 's husband is the real target. Before Jake has the chance to question him, Lieutenant Lou Escobar pulls out Hollis from a freshwater reservoir in which he drowned. Jake then gets his nose slashed by one of Chief Claude Mulvihill’s henchmen and tells him to stay off the case. The next day, when Jake is

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