Posted by Cindy on January 28, 1998 at 19:25:09:
In response to The doll, written by Myretta on January 28, 1998 at 15:53:32
] As I read along, my mind keeps going back to Lucinda taking her doll out to replace its curly hair with the straight horse hair. The passage is so evocative of those terrifying childhood moments when you strive to make something better and must watch it fall apart in your hands. Those early moments of realization that you are not in control of your environment can be so painful. I wonder at the inclusion of this scene and what the author meant to imply about its impact on Lucinda's development.
Or...maybe not. ;-)
Maybe it was just to show that making her doll have hair like her own was a "bad" thing, therefore her own hair must be really awful.
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