Little Mermaid Sacrifice

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The sentence, "...I shall be the Little Mermaid, and walk upon legs that stab me with a thousand pains, and in the end, fling myself into the ocean with a smile so that he can have his life again," embodies the theme of sacrifice in the story because it shows how much Rosalind was willing to give up for the benefit of Jason (Lackey 367). She wanted him to have his old life back, and if it did not involve her, it would be okay because he would be happy. All that she wished for was the happiness of the man she was in love with, no matter the consequences to her own happiness. Had Rosalind not been willing to give up absolutely everything for those she loved, she would not have been as strong of a lead character. Had she been egocentric, as

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