As she sits staring at her reflection she hopes that Jim will see past her

As she sits staring at her reflection she hopes that

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for twenty-one dollars and rushes home to fix her mangled hair. As she sits staring at her reflection she hopes that Jim will see past her short hair and know that she cut it out of love for him to buy him a gift. However, her main hope and prayer is that Jim still finds her pretty. Della made aware of the time and started the task of preparing herself for Jim’s arrival home. The story at this point is now starting to really climax, we are left guessing with Della what Jim’s reaction is going to be towards her hair. However, since we have never been introduced to Jim we can draw the conclusion that about him through Della and we know that he
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Without Love 4 is a very loving and caring husband, based on her actions and feelings towards him. When Jim enters the room, we learn this to be true. We are greeted with a description of a twenty two year old man tired from a hard day’s work. He is a poor man that is in need of a new coat, and some gloves however he does not have these things because he has a family to support. We learned earlier in the story that Dells coat was “old” however it was not made aware to us that she needed a new one. From this I take that Jim goes without some things in life like a nice new coat so Della could have an older, but still in good use, coat. As the story moves forward we find out just how much love Della and Jim have for one another through the ironic twist in the story ending. Despite being tired from working, Jim stares at Della in a state of shock. We, as well as Della never know if Jim approves of her hair cut.
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  • Summer '09
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