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Composition the garden party 16-09-02 Klas A Third version The function of the hat in the garden party Almost everybody in the story wears a hat it tells something about the person who wears it It is used as a statussymbol the classes are expressed by their hats That is why it has an important place in the story Lauras feeling towards class distinctions is related to the hat The hat gives her a status when she walks towards the dead mans house she thinks everyone is looking at her big hat with a velvet streamer The other people who live in the little houses are very poor so they can not afford such a hat At first Laura feels more comfortable with the working-class than with her own class but after putting the hat on she feels different as if she has more status Laura does not feel comfortable with the people she lives with and she thinks that she would feel more comfortable with the working-class Why couldnt she have workmen for friends rather than the silly boys she danced with and who came to sunday night supper She would get on much better with men like these 2425 After seeing herself in the mirror with her hat on her feelings toward the working class changes Laura is thinking that maybe she does belong with the people she lives among with and not with the working class and the dead mans wife She decided to forget about them and to concentrate on the party Laura feels uncomfortable with her hat because it makes her feel different than the working class That is her biggest problem with wearing a hat that she does not want to be different than other people When she wears a hat she immediately thinks she has more status for example when she is looking in the mirror When she is walking to the house of the dead
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