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In the film The Grass Harp The developing relationship between two sisters shows the emotional change each goes through In this the filmaker passes on the message that love has the power to change and influence peopleVerena Talbo starts as a hard severe and controlling women and Dolly Talbo a beautiful shy and radiant spirited presence But gradually as their relationship progresses and they fear losing one another each learns to change to make a more fulfilling relationship Verena learns to love and be more equal in a relationship and Dolly learns to make her own descisions and give out her affection From the very beginning of the film Verena is very controlling She automatically takes charge of Collin her nephew whose mother just died Her controlling ways are shown when she sternly tells Collins father Eugene Ill expect him this afternoon The filmmaker uses dark clothes hard wavy hair and a heavy stamp to highlight Verenas character She maintains an outwards appearance of control and decency Further more Verenas house is designed to convey her power and authority over the other characters The wall paper is a vertical stripe to convey a prison like feeling and the colours are green and gold the colour of money As Collin puts it in the film She was the richest person in town and it did not make her an easy woman Being the richest person she has considerable power over the other characters in the small township one being the sherrif as shown when she instigates the party to bring Dolly home and to stop the revival meeting Even the road she lives on is named after her- Talbo Lane Verena is extremely domaineering over the people that live in her house especially her sister Put on that new pink dress I bought you and hold your head up It makes me dizzy to watch you and do something with that
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