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  • Symbols In The Chrysanthemums
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    'The Chrysanthemums'; and Its Symbolism John Steinbeck uses symbolism to give alternate meanings to his short story 'Chrysanthemums. ' ; A symbol is a device used to suggest more than its literary meaning. He uses these symbols to look further into the characters and their situations. The character Elisa has a garden, which is more than just a garden, and the chrysanthemums that she tends are more than just flowers. There are actions that she performs in the story, which also have other meanings...
  • Elisa's Inner Feelings
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    Analysis of Character and Setting: "The Chrysanthemums " John Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemums's hows the true feelings of the main character, Elisa Allen, through the use of setting and her interactions with other characters in the story. By way of vivid descriptions, Elisa's feelings of dissatisfaction over the lack of excitement in her life are portrayed. Her role as a mere housewife and then the subsequent change to feelings of a self-assured woman are clearly seen. These inner feelings are m...
  • Flowers And Elisa
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    The Use of Symbols in John Steinbeck's'The Chrysanthemums'; In John Steinbeck's short story, 'The Chrysanthemums,' ; he uses the flower to symbolize his main character's thoughts and ideas. There are many examples of such symbolism in this work. Elisa Allen is a lonely woman who enjoys growing and nourishing her chrysanthemums. Since her husband is always working the cattle in their farm, she never has enough attention or any kind of affection. The result of this dispassionate marriage leads Ste...
  • Tinker
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    The story was written by John Steinbeck by the name "The Chrysanthemums". The story takes a place on a farm in December 1938. The story is based on three characters: Elisa, her husband Henry, and the tinker. Elisa was 35 years old and was married to Henry. She was a hard workingwoman on a farm. It was a virile occupation, compared with her husband who was a businessman. Their relationship wasn't normal. He didn't see her as a lady, due to her unattractive appearance. One day the tinker passed by...
  • Hyacinthe With His Work
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    Over the past few months in class we have learned about many aspects of literature. Some examples of them are characterization, setting, style, tone, allegory, theme, and symbolism. I chose to write this essay about the symbolism aspect that is featured in so many great works of literature. Two such stories that we have read in which symbolism is demonstrated is in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck, and The Worker in Sandalwood by Major ie Pickthall. In The Chrysanthemums, Steinbeck tells a s...
  • Chrysanthemums Being A Symbol Of Children
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    Symbolism- "The Chrysanthemums John Steinbecks' "The Chrysanthemums" is a story that utilizes symbolism on many levels. Most of all, I believe in the character of Elisa Adams. Elisa and her garden seem to be considered one. Because of all of her hard labor and love the Chrysanthemums flourish. The Chrysanthemums being a symbol of children that she never had. Also Chrysanthemums are a symbol of death. The pairing of the death association and the symbol of what the Chrysanthemums mean to Elisa is ...
  • Elisa's Chrysanthemums
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    Symbolism in "The Chrysanthemums" At first glance John Steinback's "The Chrysanthemums's e ems to be a story of a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection, the story reveals strong symbolisms of children, vulnerability, and connection-being the most important, of the main character. Elisa Allen is the main character who is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and weakened when she becomes vulnerable and loses her connection to the outer world. Elisa shows a new aura of...
  • Elisa's Femininity And Sexuality A Henry
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    Elisa's Life in "The Chrysanthemums" Thesis: In "The Chrysanthemums", John Steinbeck talks about Elisa's frustration for her lack of children, appreciation as a woman and realization of her life. I. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of her children. A. She protects them as if they were children 1. She puts a fence around them. 2. She keeps them out of the reach of pests. B. Her happiness about her ability to nurture them. II. Chrysanthemums symbolize Elisa's femininity and sexuality. A. Henry does not...

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