Sasha explains it very clearly herself in the opening of the narrative why she needs her hopelessness. From the very beginning, the reader knows that something is off because Sasha tells the reader that Sasha is not her real name and that she thought that it would “change [her] luck if [she] changed [her] name.” (12) This is a monumentally telling sentence because Sasha is essentially saying that she needed to change who she was. She is inferring that she couldn’t stand not being Sasha because Sasha was the only one who might bring her luck, or in this instance, a better li...
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...le who should feel guilty for living more than she. He expresses that she is not fortunate or rich or powerful and that she should be grateful that she doesn’t have to bear such guilt. He tells her that he knows that “[she is] very lonely.” (66) Furthermore, he tells her that she is basically a reflection of what he used to be before him actually started “[going] about a lot.” (67) He claims that he has to force himself to get out and have friends. Sasha considers that she must do this when she returns to London. She is fooled by his smooth-talking wit and recognizes that he is clever. Unfortunately, he is only a con man. The trouble here begins a present downfall for Sasha because she takes what Delmar says to heart. The problem that Sasha is experiencing is that she believes that this man is sincere because she is sincere.
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