Hair Symbols In Alice Walker's 'Clasp'

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In “Clasp”, the hair clasp symbolizes the love her mother has for her. At first the narrator finds little value in the gift, so without thinking, she rakes it into her wastebasket. Her mother tells her a story about a ring her mother had given to her. Although the ring and the clasp may be a cheap piece of plastic, their meaning has a priceless value. The narrator began to realize the true meaning of her mother’s gift. She had doubts about the story behind it, but in the end it didn't matter whether it was true or not because she appreciated it.
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