Character Analysis Of Miss Lottie In Marigolds By Eugenia Collier

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In the story Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier, Lizabeth and the children’s view of Miss Lottie change greatly throughout the story. For example, the group of children thought Miss Lottie, “was a witch and… made up tales that we half believed ourselves about her exploits... But old fears have a way of clinging like cobwebs.”(21). This shows how they think she is a witch when they are kids, and subconsciously, they still do. Similarly, the children see her as an evil character who simply wants to ruin the ugliness of the town. Furthermore, when Lizabeth destroys Miss Lottie’s marigolds, she realizes that Miss Lottie was “no longer a witch, but only a broken old woman who had dared to create in the midst of ugliness and sterility.” (63). Seeing how

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