Analysis Of Hair Jewellery By Margaret Atwood

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In the short story "Hair Jewellery," Margaret Atwood used a theme of "clothing" to describe the narrator's memories. In fact, we were warned from the beginning when the narrator says "I resurrect myself through clothes." (Atwood, pg 28) Her memories are built upon and survive in the clothing she owns and wears. In the first couple paragraphs, the narrator speaks about how she can remember events most vividly after remembering what it was she was wearing. The title of this piece, "Hair Jewellery," is surrounded around the memory of her previous relationship with a man back in college. While visiting Salem, the narrator went to a library and came across a "collection of Victorian hair jewellery." (Atwood, pg 33) Although she had went on this

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