Analysis Of Marigolds By Eugenia Collier

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Archit Raichura Martin English 9H October 11, 2016 A Change in Perception In “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, Lizabeth’s attack on the marigolds causes her to completely rethink her perception of Miss Lottie. For example, when the children begin to throw pebbles at Miss Lottie and her marigolds, they “[laugh] wildly and senselessly at Miss Lottie’s impotent rage. She [shakes] her stick at [them]” (34). The children believe Miss Lottie to be cruel because she gets upset, even though they provoke her. The children also consider Miss Lottie harmless, and do not change their ways, and instead laugh at how she is unable to do anything to them. But, after destroying the marigolds, Lizabeth realizes Miss Lottie “was no longer a witch but only a broken

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