Amber Hutchison Post Modern Fiction February 23, 2000 People are born with passion. The irony is that most people spend all their lives searching for that passion without looking inside that soul to the heart of the passion. The trick to discovering that passion is to find what makes us happy. For the main character of Sassafras, Cypress and by her passion lies in the music she creates from her soul while using her violin as her tool. From a modern literary criticism standpoint this passion is seen through her characterization and the symbolic use of the violin. However in peeling back the layers and focusing on this story from a Post – Modern standpoint the reader uncovers deeper ...

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merely and instrument to an extension of her soul. Symbolically ’s violin is representative of her soul. With her violin pursues the passions of her soul as she struggles to find her place somewhere between childhood and womanhood. ’s mother begs her not to play the violin anymore at night because the neighbors complained about the awful noise. She forces to take lessons or go somewhere else to play. By rejection her violin her mother rejects the heart and soul of . Only when she flees to Sister Marie Louise’s shed is she able to play her music and bare her soul to the world. The violin takes on the presence of sin in her life as her mother forbids her to play. It is the forbidden fruit that longs to taste. ’s character constantly revolves through the turmoil of a young adolescent on the brink of woman hood. "Then she would blush, hurriedly out the fiddle back into the case, the Colored and Romance having got the best of her."(Norton 45) is not ready to take that ...

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in the underground she felt it was time to lay them to rest. ’s act of burying these dolls before they reached womanhood with her shows her attempt at sheltering them form growing up. "Mama I couldn’t bear for them to grow up," said in the final scene of the story. knew that she faced challenges that would her to heartache in the adult world and by burying her dolls maybe that was one small way of sheltering a small part of herself. She already experienced a little bit of the heartache to come when she fled the underground because of her music. Imagine for me a concert hall filled with people all with hopes of attending a beautiful violin concert. The violinist walks out ...

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