667: Initial Research (Rachel Worth#2)

Extensive discussion of historical sun-bonnets

Sun-bonnet of Tess: “shielded the wearer’s complexion from the sun and wind” (59)
move from describing group of workers to Tess: “the seductive quality of these bonnets is noted by Alec D’Urberville who, tormenting Tess while she is engaged in unpleasant winter work at Flintcomb-Ash, untying the sheaves of corn to be fed to the threshing machine, comments ‘that wing bonnet’: ‘…You field-girls should never wear those bonnets if you wish to keep out of danger.'” (59)

Sunday best versus field clothes (60) field clothes worn repeatedly until worn otu so there aren’t any preserved for historical sake; only sunday clothes b/c they were worn once a week

shoes: pattens (61) TESS’S WALKIGN BOOTS?

hairstyles as part of costume/dress? (62)

ANY EXAMPLES OF MOURNING DRESS?

Fine clothes worn by country girls signal that htye have beenseduced or deceived in Hardy (64)

HOW ARE TESS’S CLOTHES SIGNIFYIGN THAT SHE WAS DECEIVED OR SEDUCED, DO THEY SIGNIFY THAT THROUGHOUT THE NOVEL? HOW DOES HER CLOTHING INDICATE HER SEXUAL PURITY? IN THE FACE OF ALEC? ANGEL? ETC.?

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