In English lessons this week, Year 8 have been creating pictures based on Tulip’s self-portrait in The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine.
The description of her portrait reflects some of the problems Tulip is having and how angry she is with the world. Her obsession with fire becomes a symbol for the struggle to control her life. Her friend Natalie describes the picture:
“everywhere you looked, your eyes were drawn back, over and over to the centre, where out of the blackness, two huge forlorn eyes stared out as usual, half begging, half accusing”
I think Year 8 have captured these emotions perfectly through their artwork:
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