Analysis Of ' I 've Quit The Old Business '

911 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Will Dobert
Hour 2
District Performance Event “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” -Bob Marley. Jimmy Valentine robbed banks and never had to suffer the consequences, thanks to his large network of supporters. After countless successful robberies and evasions from the law, Jimmy decided to go quiet and put on an alternate identity. He became Ralph Spencer and moved to Elmore, a quiet town, where he set up a shoe store and became engaged to a woman named Annabel. Jimmy Valentine was truly dedicated to living a moral life because he was willing to dispose of all evidence of his past doings, he was earning money through honest means, and he became a big part of Annabel’s family. Jimmy Valentine was dedicated to living a moral life because he was willing to dispose of all evidence of his past doings. In the story, Jimmy stated, “I’ve quit the old business - a year ago.” Jimmy quit his old job, which was robbing money, to be more committed to living an honest life. Jimmy says in a letter that he plans to wind up some matters of his. In this instance, Jimmy was asking an old friend to help him get rid of all evidence that he was once a robber. In a letter Jimmy wrote, he says to an old friend that he is going to give them his set of safecracking tools. This fact means that Jimmy has committed himself to living morally. Jimmy Valentine committed himself to living honestly…

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