Jimmy is cracking safes and at the end he wrote a letter to his friend saying that he is not going to crack safes again and that he will live happily ever after with annabel adams. theme: people can change if they want to.
character trait of jImmy valentine/ralph spencer
The mood is romantic and surprising and the tone is casual and light-hearted.
there is a hint in the title " a retrieved reformation." retrieved means to put something back in its place and reformation means to come back again and be formed again, so jimmy wants to go away from his old life from cracking safes , but he has to retrieve his old life to be able to save the little girl who got stuck in the safe.
jimmy's character is that he is a thief and he is a liar, and then Jimmy falls in love with Annabel Adams; however, jimmy becomes a good man.