Have you ever been so mad that you did something stupid? Lizabeth in “Marigolds” acts out often. In the story “Marigolds” Lizabeth throws a tantrum and stomps on the marigolds. The theme of “Marigolds” is maturation leads to a deeper understanding of life. The theme of “marigolds” demonstrates Lizabeth’s change of attitude throughout the story just as maturation affects every modern teens.
Theme, theme, theme! What is a theme? A theme is a written message or a taught lesson about a story or person. The book “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, is about an elderly lady, Miss Lottie and some children. They lived in a dry, unjoyful world. The perverse reasons started when Miss Lottie started growing MARIGOLDS in the arid late summer. The children disliked the fact that the world was so dry and Miss Lottie’s marigolds stood out and made the only garden patch look beautiful. The child, Lizabeth, was jealous of the only thing that Miss Lottie payed attention to. The main genre of this is to entertain the readers on the characters situation. The theme of this passage is mostly about seeking beauty.
First of all, she had spoken cruelly to the kids. If she had been a bit kinder to them, they probably had been nicer to her and Roald would not have thought of the Mouse Plot. What comes around goes around, even with kids
The marigolds symbolized her childhood and innocence, which were deeply treasured. Once Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds, she was no longer a child. In lines 134-137, she remarked, “For as I gazed at the immobile face with the sad, weary eyes, I gazed upon a kind of reality that is hidden to childhood. The witch was no longer a witch but only a broken old woman who had dared to create beauty in the midst of ugliness and sterility.” As a child, Lizabeth had childishly saw her as a witch who strangely wanted to grow beautiful marigolds during a terrible time, but she realized that Miss Lottie just wanted to create happiness for herself and anyone that happened to pass by and look at her marigolds. Near the end of the story, Lizabeth, as an adult, explains the effects the events had on her. Over time, Lizabeth discovers that one cannot have both compassion and innocence. She had truly felt compassion when she looked beyond herself and into the depths of Miss Lottie. Between lines 370-372, Lizabeth says, “Innocence involves an unseeing acceptance of things at face value, an ignorance of the area below the surface.” When Lizabeth started seeing Miss Lottie differently, she knew that she was no longer an innocent
Lizabeth has many different sides to herself. She is immature, wild, and conflictual at times. In the short story "Marigolds" she uses those traits in transitioning from child to woman. In the end, she gains maturity. She uses her newfound maturity to generate compassion to Miss Lottie, who she had wronged in the past. Lizabeth transforms from a carefree and wild girl to a mature woman who comes to feel remorse for the pain she brought Miss Lottie by destroying her
Children are resilient; their spirits are strong and not easily broken. When encountering issues they can find simple solutions and quickly bounce back. Children adapt to their surroundings; they take new situations in stride. For example, moving to new places may frighten them; however, they find a way to fit in and make a place for themselves. Through close relationships, character similarities, and altercations of the main characters in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, we see each girl find inner strength in the face of adversity.
Lottie’s flowers were also a symbol of beauty to all of the ugliness around her it helped her believe that there was hope and even though everything was ugly around them something could be beautiful. But at the time Elizabeth could not see that she didn't understand the meaning until it was too late and they had been destroyed. On page 223-24 lines 362-54 she was telling us the meaning of the flowers and how she now knew why Ms. Lottie kept them in her yard against all of the ugliness. In the story the author what the author said about the marigolds she destroyed and what they meant to Ms. Lottie. The author said,” Whatever verve was left in her, whatever was of love and beauty and joy that had not been squeezed out by life, had been there in the marigolds she had so tenderly cared for.” So atlast she finally realised she understood what and why she had the marigolds in her yard even though by now it was too late because she had destroyed all of the beauty that was left in in those horrible
In “How Flowers Changed the World” by Loren Eiseley is described the Earth as a barren. Deserted planet hundred million years ago, just likes Mars. After millions of years, a new greener Earth presence appeared on the platforms of the continent and there were still no flowers at all. About one hundred million years ago, “just a short time before the close of the Age of Reptiles” (360) there occurred a “violent explosion” (360) a mystery happened. Flowers appeared and changed the face of the planet. The Evolution of the planet takes thousand millions of years.
The title of the short story “Glass Roses” by Alden Nowlan summarises the fragility of nonconformists in a society dominated by a collective stereotype. From the society's perspective, someone who is different is automatically classified as a misfit, solely on the premise of being anything other than the ‘norm’. The title “Glass Roses” represents Leka and Stephen at the pulp mill, as they possess different values and characteristics from the men with “ox-like shoulders”. They are beautiful in their own right; their beauty shines in comparison to “the monotonous rhythm of the pulp saw”. Unlike the men of the pulp cutting crew, Stephen and Leka engage with stories of fairy tales and beautiful cathedrals. They are different to the robust and muscular men, and instead take much pleasure in immersing themselves
“There is not much room in the world for glass roses.” On a daily people attempt to live their lives in accordance with their own values but can be constrained towards certain actions because they feel obligated and/or forced to do so. Alden Nowlan’s short story “The Glass Roses” demonstrates the role of self-preservation in response to competing demands through a “willowy fifteen-year-old” protagonist who is faced with conflicting views on the true meaning of manhood. Throughout the story Stephens beliefs are detained and tested by the pulp-cutters, the Polack, and his father.
Through the death of Natan Ketilsson, Agnes’ sense of identity is fragmented by her status as a ‘murderess’. The notion that Agnes is now seen as 'an inhumane witch, stirring up murder' reveals her inability to reconcile her identity within society. Kent exemplifies society’s misperception of Agnes through the appearance of Rosa, deeming her as an outsider. Agnes is misperceived by the crowd gathered around her as the “Fjandi! Devil”, as she feels the ‘comfort’ of Rosa, ‘someone [she] recognised’. That presenting Rosa’s disappearance at the remark of the crowd, the only person she could recognise, Kent implies that society has ultimately betrayed Agnes at the cause of their own portrayals of her. Furthermore, her description of being “too clever” is not favourably looked upon by society. Even Agnes believes that society withholds their pity and acceptance of her. As though the presence of knowing her to be “too smart”, she deviates from the common role as a female, representing something unordinary, witch-like, as they say; “...a thinking woman cannot be trusted”. This proposition amongst other depictions inevitably leads to Agnes inability to belong in
The style of writing has changed drastically in excess of the past years; each person has their own writing modus operandi that helps to get their point from corner to corner or refer to all that jazz that they are trying to portray. Every author seems to have their own unique way of getting their message to their audience, for instance, they might share personal experiences related to their topic or analysis. Some authors might write about something affected them emotionally and influenced them to act a certain way. They also might just focus on their audience in general and only write about things that relate to “the reader’s knowledge about the topic; his or her attitude toward it, and his or her personal or professional needs.” (Flower, pp. 91-92).
Steinbeck is one of many author that uses imagery for their story, in “The Chrysanthemums” the theme of the story was uses through imagery and symbolism. His imagery reinforces his theme of loneliness and confinement in the story. In “The Chrysanthemums”, the valley was surrounded by mountains and fog, which describe as if she was living inside of the pot. The house that Elisa live in is surround with fence and the flower chrysanthemums is also surrounded with fence inside the fence. As if she was living inside the cage, but she feel happy and safe in those cage. The two characters Elisa and tinker play an important part of the story and show what chrysanthemum mean in the story.
It is no coincidence that each flower given out has a specific meaning that pertains to each character. Actually, Ophelia never mentions who gets what flower, but one can assume who potentially receives each flower based on Ophelia’s relationship with each character. The first flower, rosemary is likely given to Hamlet, because Ophelia wants Hamlet to remember her or remember their encounters with each other. Ophelia may have given panises to her brother because pansies represent thoughts and remembrance. Due to the fact that, Laertes and Ophelia are siblings, they share many memories together. Ophelia may be implying that she wants Laertes to remember her father. Following the pansies, Ophelia mentions fennel and columbines, which are symbols for unfaithfulness and adultery.
In order to write a story, an author must be aware and include all aspects of the world he/she is constructing for the reader to imagine. In the novel, Flower for Algernon, the bakery setting was very significant to the protagonist, Charlie Gordon because it gave him a sense of belonging and a family he never had a chance to be apart of. "Those people—for all these years—were my family. It was like being thrown out of my own home” (Keyes 110). This quotation was said by Charlie after being fired from his job of seventeen years. Family members are the only people what will always stand by you through your best and worse. There is nothing more powerful than the love and support from family. Charlie identifies his co-workers as his family, although