Sunday, November 9, 2014

Forche's Women

I used to study fashion and I still find costume design extremely interesting and informative.  Using the website Polyvore, I want to create looks showing the difference and loves of the different women that Forche depicts in her poetry.  She paints quite the picture of the vivacious free young women, some of whom are less than free later in life.  And the bookish friends who develop late but travel to Paris.
I made a set after reading A Good Man is Hard to Find, showing the grandmother and the mother - based off of the heavy descriptions O'Connor provided.

A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find by eleano 

Examining how the characters are depicted is easier in later works because more care is paid to describing them because there's so much difference to what they can wear.  Particularly when a woman is writing about other women because she knows firsthand just how to consciously decide on their looks.  I want to examine what pysical differences are presented to show the women's overall difference in character.  

1 comment:

  1. Eleanor,
    I LOVE this as a creative approach to the second "paper." Using fashion imagery to examine characterization is such an interesting approach to literary analysis! Just make sure you support your fashion portraits with textual and contextual analysis from the stories. Can't wait to see how this turns out.