Ida Arnold Character Analysis

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Ida Arnold is said to be one of the strongest characters in Brighton Rock and can be viewed as a real motherly figure to Rose. Ida acquires the role of a detective after the death of Charles Hale. She is determined to prove that Pinkie is the murderer of Hale. Pinkie notices Ida’s suspicion and marries Rose because he knows a wife cannot be forced to give away evidence on her husband. Ida then feels like it is her job to save Rose’s marriage as well. Ida shows her strength and motherly like qualities when Hale died, she took it in her own hands to find the murderer, she would try and protect Rose and she comforted Cubbitt when he was rejected.

Charles Hale came to Brighton on an assignment from a newspaper to distribute redeemable cards. Hale had betrayed Pinkie’s former gang leader by publishing an article about illegal gambling the gang
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Ida starts to believe what she needs to be successful in the vengeance of Hale is one of Pinkie’s men. This is when Ida meets with Cubbitt who is in a frightened and depressed state from Spicer’s death. Cubbitt attempt to join the Colleoni mob to help Ida but is rejected. Ida invites Cubbitt for a consolation drink and for him to share his thoughts. She comforts him after the loss of his friendship with Pinkie and the refusal to enter the Colleoni mob. He accepts and she discovers, in him, a witness to the truth about Hale and Pinkie’s plan to marry Rose.

Ida Arnold is said to be one of the strongest characters in Brighton Rock and can be viewed as a real motherly figure to Rose. Ida acquires the role of a detective after the death of Charles Hale. She is determined to prove that Pinkie is the murderer of Hale. Ida then feels like it is her job to save Rose’s marriage as well. Ida felt that she could avenge Hale’s death along with save Rose from her marriage. When Rose became friends with Ida, Ida provided her with attention and
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