Love and Sacrifice
Making sacrifices for love and saving love by doing sacrifices can be very difficult. But not for Della and Jim. They would do anything for love. They were poor but they still did anything they could do for each other. They sacrificed their most valuable and prized possessions for each other. Now that’s what I call love. “Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.” (Mitch Albom) Both Della and Jim sacrifice something they love deeply for an even deeper love, each other. Della sacrificed her hair and would have “mocked it at her Majesty’s jewels and gifts” (Henry, 99) if she could, it was that valuable to her. But she loved her husband so much she gave her hair up just for him. On the other hand, Jim had a family watch that was so precious to him that if “King Solomon been a janitor … Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed … to see him [King Solomon] pluck his beard from envy.” (Henry, 99) Della and Jim loved each other so much they gave up their most beloved items.
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” (Aristotle) Della loved Jim so much that when she sold her hair for twenty dollars “she was ransacking the stores for Jim’s present.” (Henry, 99) She wanted to find the perfect gift for him, so she sold her most prized possession to buy a gold chain for his valuable watch face. Also Della said a very romantic thing to Jim showing how much she loved him. “You needn’t look for it [Della’s hair] … it’s sold, I tell you – sold and gone too … Be good to me, for it went for you.” (Henry, 101) When Della said this to Jim it showed how much she really sacrificed her hair just for his love. You don’t need money for love you need to sacrifice.
Della and Jim are poor but very in love. So in love, which they gave up their favorite possessions for each other. That is amazing to do something that hard for someone else. That really shows what people...
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