Margaret Haddix Research Paper

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Clothing in 1911 was a huge deal, and the more ruffles one had on one dress made one wealthy, but if one had none or very little one were considered poor. This goes to show how clothing symbolize who one were. Lots of ruffles equaled lots of money but little ruffles equal little money.In the book Uprising by Margaret Haddix, the clothing that everyone wore had a statement. Jane the rich girl had too many roughest account which meant she was quite rich but Yetta and Bella had no ruffles whatsoever which meant they were poorer than pig. Just what one wore meant how one would be treated and how one should act.Clothing statements were shown through three ways, first through design, second through corsets, thirdly through ruffles and lastly through hats In 1911, the …show more content…
As the hats were as big as chairs., the women wore them constantly.
“But the woman pulled out Yetta's own hat pin, from She'd dressed with extra care that morning, even borrowing Rahel's fancy hat. “
You'll be the public face of the strike,” Rahel had said, placing the hat at precisely the right angle, to ride the swell of Yetta's thick hair. ( Haddix 80) Yetta wears a hat for the parade so people trust her.
Thus fashion meant all, the fashion had purposes to stand out and to inform. As the clothing statements were shown through three ways, first through design, second through corsets, thirdly through ruffles and lastly through hats, one will still judge one another.
As all the girls wore corsets, hats and fluffy dresses, they had to have perfection in everything they did and always be perfect. “In America, money is God”(Haddix 208). This all meant a lot because without the clothing statements, many of events wouldn't of happened.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Uprising. New York City. Simon & Schuster,

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