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Aunt Jennifers Tigers by Adrienne Rich 1 Aunt Jennifers tigers are pictures that she is sewing into a tapestry The tapestry could be one of those quilts that you can hang on the wall or curtains 2 The details that are associated with her hands are being terrified but lying still they flutter through the wool and they are weighed down with the weight of Uncles wedding band They will also be upon her death will be still ringed with the ordeals that she has been mastered by 3 Her hands are terrified because they carry the weight of being a confined woman I felt that this poem was a feminist poem and this evidence has been backed up with evidence from a website that I have visited concerning this poem I went there to confirm my understanding of the feminist perspective to this poem The hands can express emotions and help to create works of art that may express the ideas of the person who creates them She has the weight of a marriage that may have kept her from achieving her dreams She may have been going to college and back in that time women were expected to get their MRS degree and she may have done just that having children and resigning herself to the role of housewife They are also terrified because she knows that she will die her hands not knowing what they could have created if she had taken a different path in life They are still ringed with the ordeals she was mastered by she conformed to societys stringent standards of what she should do with her life Each ring could be children housecleaning wife husband mother social gatherings etc 4 The tigers are clearly masculine They are bright denizens in a world of green they prance across the screen they are not afraid they are proud 5 The panels are Aunt
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