When tailoring first started out people often had to be sewn into their clothes making getting dressed difficult. Tailored clothes were also designed with much more aesthetic detail such as pictures being “embroidered by hand” (Source 2. 5) which meant clothes took hours upon hours to finish. These fancy clothes were a symbol of wealth because only the rich could afford to have these clothes custom made for them. Lower or middle class people often had their own family members making clothes for them because they could not afford to have a tailor.
Here, the quilt is merely just not a quilt but a heritage. It was hand made by the grandmother and aunts of the family. It had a very high cultural as well as emotional values. It linked to the generations and the earlier generations. It represented the past as it was not only hand made but it also contained scraps of dresses that was worn by the grandmother and even great grandmother and a piece of uniform worn by great grandfather who served in the army.
“It should have ended there/ the coach turning soft and orange/ her gown dissolving into a frothy cloud” (1-3). This quote explains how girls know that the abuse they are suffering is not right and that it should have never occurred. But this quote gives vivid description about the suffering the character had to go through. It talks about in the poem that her gown had turned into a frothy pond, and that she had to stand outside when it was raining very hard. It also talks about the neighbour’s only son who has to go to work every day to make his own living.
The quilts were made by the grandmother and the two sisters mother by hand, which makes it very memorable. Moreover, the dresses are not just scraps, but they are pieces of the family's heritage. The pieces of dresses are meant to be used in everyday life. Furthermore, these quilts are more significant and serve as a symbol in the family's history of struggle and pride. Alice Walker, uses symbolism to have a feeling of deeper interpretation of the story and expresses her feelings about the quilt and her feelings
Some of the lines on the young dancer’s dress makes one believe the artist wanted the picture to be for young dancers like the one shown. In conclusion, the drawing Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, gives a appealing sense of simplicity, variety, and beauty. One can imagine the artist wanted to give a sense of adolescence, intended more for young adults. The artist is skilled in providing mix emotiona about why the dancer wished to sit down. Is it to wait for a performance or to think about a mistake she made?
Author Ed Francis stated this by saying,” This reminds me of a time in 6th grade (1980) when three boys were giving a substitute teacher a particularly hard time and the substitute left and came back with our assistant principal. The assistant principal assembled the entire 6th grade and gave 3 paddles a piece to these three boys during the beginning of the year” (Francis 2). Some aspects that may be unclear would be why parents expect teachers to raise and teach their children manners versus parents to take the initiative to teach them their own. It could be possible that some children could lack some of the aspects of manners if they’re not learning from both or strictly just their
The poet has shown how easily influenced children are and how they strive to be like their elders by using shoes as a representation and symbol for different lifestyles. “My little sister likes to try my shoes, to strut in them…” This line shows to the reader that this child not only admires, but idolizes her elder sister and is deciding to follow her behaviour and her choices. The fact that she not only likes to try on her elder sisters “shoes” but to also strut in them represents how the child wishes to draw attention to herself and is trying to seek the attention and approval of her elder sister. This shows that this young juvenile is easily influenced by even the most petty and minuscule choices and decisions that her sibling had made. “She says they fit her perfectly, but wobbles on their high heels,
She always had a knack for embroider and design from when she was seven. For years, she would offer helpful suggestions to embellish the clothes that her mother sewed and designed for her. However, the turning point when she decided that embroidery and design was
Unfortunately, I could not return to every place. Therefore, I filled in the blanks with photos from my childhood. I hung the photos with yarn to represent how my grandmother used to crochet my doll’s dresses when I was younger. This, amongst man other things, inspired me to create. The yarn unifies the landscapes in my