3 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2022
    1. tighter the woman would curl her fingers

      "tighter" is an adverb, tightness connotes desperation and persistence. she cant afford to lose the argument with the man and therefore she puts all she has on the line. the tightness on her grip is symbolic to the effort she makes to keep what she has. it goes back to the theme of people fight harder for the less they have.

    2. bloodless and shrunken

      adjectives that are used to describe to women's fingers. they connote her labor. considering how the lady washed clothes to make her ends meet her bloodless fingers demonstrate her perseverance and work ethic. she willingly take on sacrifices to live another day. overall it can be symbolic to how hard the working class worked during the struggling times of the depression.

    3. She used to stand at the top of the steps and I used to stand at the bottom

      the quote can be symbolic to power, as the lady is at the top of the steps she has more power, it makes the man look weaker compared to her. this is interesting due to the reality being the exact opposite. where the women is at the bottom of the economic and the man at the top.