A Pair of Silk Stockings

The Shop Assistant Character Analysis

The shop assistant, described as a “young girl,” helps Mrs. Sommers find a pair of black silk stockings in the right size. Mrs. Sommers feels like a princess when the assistant asks if she would like to inspect the silk stockings, just as she feels like royalty when she tips the waiter later that day.
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The Shop Assistant Character Timeline in A Pair of Silk Stockings

The timeline below shows where the character The Shop Assistant appears in A Pair of Silk Stockings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
A Pair of Silk Stockings
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...her cheeks, and she quickly purchases a black pair of stockings in her size from the shop assistant . (full context)