Literary Quotes of World Authors
“I immediately said how much I loved this piece of cloth and how nice I thought it would look on us both, but my mother replied, “Oh, no. You are getting too old for that. It’s time you had your own clothes. You just cannot go around the rest of your life looking like a little me.” To say that I felt the earth swept away from under me would not be going too far.” “… but I was never able to wear my own dress or see my mother in hers without feeling bitterness and hatred, directed not so much toward my mother as toward, I suppose life in general.”(26)
| Personal Reaction:From the beginning of the novel, Annie’s love toward her mother was unique and special, her mother was her everything, her rock. Which reminded of when I was a young girl and as I was getting older the relationship with my mom also changed. Annie dealt with it hard, as the quote says “To say that I felt the earth swept away from under me would not be going too far.” She felt like the change was big; she could not even bare seeing her mom wear a different dress than hers without feeling bitterness and hatred not just to her mom but to life in general. It got to me because I know exactly what she means, just the way how “life” changes you, how it never stays at the same pace. How nothing will ever be the same as you grow older.
| New Criticism:This quotation is an example into how Annie had to change her ways, her mom telling her “You cannot go around the rest of your life looking like a little me.” Even though her tone was not said to be serious. The protagonist took it the wrong way, and at that point her love for her mother started going downhill. Annie does not want to grow up; she wants to always remain with her mother. The new dress symbolizes change in Annie’s life it shows how she is getting too old for old customs.
“My unhappiness was something deep inside me, and when I closed my eyes I could even see...
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