The Face in the Cloth Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Needles and scissors,/Scissors and pins,/ Where one life ends, /Another begins. This verse appears often in the narrative of "The Face in the Cloth." What does it represent in the story? What are the various ways in which it is worked out in the action and the characters?

2. Fairy tales often are intended to portray a truth about human nature. What do psychologists say about the motherdaughter relationship symbolized in "The Face in the Cloth"? How do daughters typically respond to carrying the burden of their mothers?

3. Sewing is a motif used throughout "The Face in the Cloth." What are the ways in which it is used? What are sewn together? How does the sewing motif help unify the narrative?

4. What figures in Ancient Greek mythology sew images into cloth? How many are there of them? What happens when they sew? Does the sewing...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Face in the Cloth from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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