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Tinker About The Care Of The Chrysanthemums
460 wordsSharing Love, Not Chrysanthemums The effects on Elisa from sharing her plants are not normal, at least compared to an ordinary gardeners sharing of plants, in Steinbecks The Chrysanthemums. Elisa is a sexually frustrated woman who cares for chrysanthemums in order to gain the happiness and stimulation that she doesnt get from her husband, Henry. After reading the beginning of the story, Elisa could be described as an unclean and unattractive woman with no real reason to care for her body. Henry ...
Conversation Between The Tinker And Elisa
1,497 wordsMy Analysis of the Short Story: "The Chrysanthemums" The short story "The Chrysanthemums" gives insight into the life of its author. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. The locale of the story is of key resemblance to the Salinas in which Steinbeck was born and bread. "Salinas was a typical American small town, [differing] only in location and a few distinctive features" (McCarthy 3). The protagonist of this story, Elisa Allen, also resembles Steinbeck's first w...
Short Story The Chrysanthemums By John Steinbeck
1,081 wordsJamie Jones Section #1542 Assignment #2 Importance of Criticism To fully appreciate literature, we must look at it from every angle possible. There are many ways to criticize a piece of literature. Each way helps a reader to better understand the work in its own different way. I hope to outline and give examples of the many different ways that the short story The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck can be interpreted. The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck One morning an energetic housewife named Eli...
Interest In Elisa's Flowers
567 wordsCharacter Roles in Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemums'; In 'The Chrysanthemums'; by John Steinbeck, the role of Elisa shifts several times throughout the story, from the loving, sensitive wife, to strong, independent woman and back. This all comes about from a meeting with a traveling repairman. Her attraction to the repairman, and his apparent interest in Elisa's prized chrysanthemums, gives her a feeling of strength that she does not achieve from being with her husband Henry. Eventually, though, ...
Steinbeck's Development Of Elisa In The Story
411 words(2) When John Steinbeck mocks feminism he is trying to show how woman in the story are dominated by a male or by a male society in general. The work is introduced by finding the fault against all women. In the times when John Steinbeck wrote the story, The Chrysanthemums, women were seen as inferior. Many times men and women would perform a equal task, but the women would be oppressed just because of their gender The women were not seen in the same respect in any aspect that men were. The portra...
1,563 words"The Chrysanthemums" is a short story in The Long Valley, a collection of short stories by John Steinbeck. This story dramatizes the efforts made by a housewife, Elisa Allen, to compensate for the disappointments which she has encountered in her life. Steinbeck makes it clear that Elisa yearns for something more in her life then the everyday routines of farm life. While Elisa is portrayed as strong, in the end, her strength serves to be insufficient in having the courage to effect any real chang...
Emotional Effects On Elisa
1,053 wordsLiterary Analysis: The Chrysanthemums In The Chrysanthemums, Steinbeck accurately portrays what it was like to be a female in the 1930's. He shows how isolated someone, especially women, could be. Many things in the story are obvious to the reader, however many events have underlying symbolism and depth. These events have to be read into and understood by the reader in order to get the full effect of Steinbeck's symbolism and parallelism between Elisa and the 1930's. Elisa is a middle-aged marri...
Feelings Of Elisa In The Chrysanthemums
995 wordsIn The Chrysanthemums, John Steinbeck is able to use symbolism in many ways to create images about being a female during the 1930's. Everything in this time period seemed to be male-dominated, and a woman was expected to depend on them for many things. Women were both socially and emotionally stereotyped and it was it seemed as though their feelings were laid out for them. It was assumed that women were always to do what is expected of them, and that they were easily softened ups and suckered in...
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