Thursday, June 18, 2009

Briar Rose #2

I want you to pay attention to Gemma's version of "Sleeping Beauty." What are all the allusions to the events of the Hollocaust and to the Nazzi regime? Think of the symbols in her story. For example, what do the briars stand for?

Keep in mind also what Stan tells Becca: "Stories. . . we are made up of stories. And even the ones that seem the most like lies can be our deepest hidden truths" (64). How is Gemma's story both a lie and a truth?

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