Character Analysis Of Jake And Later Mariana By Dagoberto Gilb
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In the short story,” Love in L.A.” written by Dagoberto Gilb. Jake is “steadily employed.” (45) He’s a regular man and thinks nothing of his hard working life. Until he’s in a car crash and it sparks him with settling views. He soon meets Mariana and exchanges each other’s information. He lies about his information and finds love in an interesting way. In this short story Jake and later Mariana, find some interesting self-momentous, life itself, and love.
Jake, seems to think a lot. In the story, its founded out that he is an over thinker. The reason to this is in California, were he lives, he is always troubled by traffic and thinks of ways to get out of it. “He knew how much worse it could be trying to make a left onto the onramp.” (45) It seems to be similar to getting out of situations. This is a good example of irony later on in the story.
We end up meeting Mariana when he crashes into her, doing little to no damage to the car. They make arm gestures to make sure both are alright and not hurt. Right from the beginning we can tell she has a kind soul. We also find out she is a ...