Esperanza Rising

How does Mama's change in hairstyle symbolize their change in lifestyle?

chapter 6

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Mama wears her hair in a long braid down her back like the other women.... rather than fixed up in a bun on top if her head. This change is a symbol of their circumstances, like Mama says, she's going to work.... not a fiesta.

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Esperanza Rising, pg. 108