Ten Cents a Dance Setting & Symbolism

Christine Fletcher
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Mrs. Jacinski's Wedding Ring

Mrs. Jacinski is forced to sell her wedding ring in order to pay some of the back rent that hey owe. Being seen without a wedding ring is very shameful for a married woman during this time period, even when the husband is deceased. Therefore, Mrs. Jacinski often hides her hand when she is out in public so no one will know. For this reason, the first thing Ruby does with her earnings at the Starlight, and Tom's gifts of money, is to buy back her mother's wedding ring from the pawn broker.

Necklace

Paulie gives Ruby a gold necklace of daisies shortly before they break up. Angie also receives a necklace from her beau, Stu. However, Stu breaks up with Angie before going to Navy pilot school because she is more serious than he wants to be.

Powder Compact

Ruby throws a powder...

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