The Member of the Wedding

By Carson McCullers     Docent: Maddie Lloyd

Chosen Epigraph: "We are not given a good or a bad life. We are given life. And it's up to you to make it good or bad."I chose this painting because of the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" It fits really well with the epigraph that I chose. At points in the book she say that her life is terrible and she learns that her life is only what she makes of it.
Theme: The theme in my book is love. My book talks about her brother's wedding and how she wishes she could be in love like him. She is fairly young and all she can think about is finding her prince charming. I chose the wedding dress image because it perfectly describes love and weddings.
Tone: The tone in my book is primarily questioning. She doesn't quite know who she is and doesn't know what to feel, what to do or how to act. I chose this painting by Picasso because the woman looks sad and confused.
Historical Setting: The historical setting in my book is somewhere around the 1930's-1940's. I chose this drawing because it shows the city life in 1930 which, I'm not positive on whether it takes place in the city or not, perfectly describes my historical setting.
Text to Text Connection: One character in my book Berenice, reminds me of the maid in "To Kill a Mocking Bird" Calpurnia. They act almost exactly the same and I thought this painting perfectly represented the connection.
A Day In The Life: This painting looks like what Frankie might do on a typical summer day. (which is when the book takes place).
Mandela: This portrait is of a girl in the 1920's who I thought looked like how I envisioned Frankie.
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