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Unformatted text preview: changed, and this is also very ironic, since the transformation was what Luo and the narrator wanted at the beginning. The power of literature has also made her become more cultured – “that would have made her more cultured, more refired” (P.57) This was what Luo said at the beginning, and they were starting to mode the seamstress into shape using the books. “transformed, carried away in dream” “having Balzac’s words next to her skin… intelligent” (P. 58) From these quotations, we can see how the seamstress is starting to change. The literature has also given her the freedom the make decisions about her own future – “Seduced, overwhelmed, spell band… Mystery of outside world” (P.101) This is what the seamstress has learnt from the books, and the books have taught her the value of herself....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Loughlin during the Spring '08 term at The University of British Columbia.
- Spring '08