Our Only May Amelia Setting & Symbolism

Jennifer L. Holm
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Store Bought Doll

May Amelia receives a store bought doll for her birthday that she treasures up until the day Grandmother Patience smashes it in a fit of anger.

Susannah

Susannah is a rag doll May Amelia has had for several years. Wendell often helps May Amelia sew clothing for the doll, including a sailor suit.

Indian Dress

Jane makes a dress like her own for May Amelia's doll Susannah.

Cane

Grandmother Patience has a fancy cane that she often uses to hit the children in a fit of anger. Wilbert gives the can to the dog after Grandmother Patience hits May Amelia, but Grandmother Patience finds a straight piece of wood to take its place.

Overalls

Rather than wear dresses, May Amelia often goes around in a dirty pair of overalls.

Cradle

Amy Alice sleeps in a cradle in May Amelia's bedroom. This cradle serves as a...

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