Critic On Essay

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Critic On


Reading through the whole story "Haircut" , it is not easy to believe that the death of
Jim Kendall is really accidental. It is most likely that the incident is a murder.


Jim Kendall is not a man who is loved by people in that small town, although some people
find his jokes funny as long as they are not on them. There are many examples of those on
whom Jim always makes annoying jokes such as Milt who "has got an Adams apple that looks
more like a mushmelon" Julie Gregg and especially Paul Dickson who fell out of a tree when
he was about ten years old : "Lit on his head and it done something to him and he ain't
never been right. No harm in him, but just silly." Paul is the most important one among
them because of two reasons: He is not as clever and reasonable as the others and he is
the one who was killed Jim Kendall. Of course these do not prove that the killing of Jim
is on purpose. However there are some more reasons that can cause Paul kill Jim on
purpose.


As we understood from what is told, Paul is fall in love with Julie although she just
feels pity on him : "The poor boy was crazy about Julie and she always treated him mighty
nice and made him feel like he was welcome, though of course it wasn't nothing but pity on
her side" But according to Paul, Jim never treated her right. He faked her by mimicking
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