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The Lady and the MirrorRebecca BarnesDepartment of English, East Carolina UniversityENGL 1100 Foundations of College WritingDr. Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs23 August 20201
The Lady and The MirrorTennyson’s (2011) poem “The Last of Shalott” tells the story of the mysteriously cursedwoman belonging to the island of Shallot’s tower and her view of Camelot beneath it. Withinthese walls resides the Lady of Shalott, unable to view the world outside her window with anaked eye. The Lady is forbidden from exploring the outdoors, specifically the town of Camelot.Though the reason for her curse remains unexplained, her personal loophole for fulfilling thisdesire is a glass mirror in which she carefully watches the reflection of while continuallyweaving its images into her loom. Through the mirror, she has witnessed sights of funeralgatherings, lovers at wed, and knights passing, as well as has listened to the town’s delightfulmusic. From her tower, the woman catches glimpse of the sun’s reflection shining down on the
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