Chrysanthemums Symbolism Essay

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The symbolic value of the chrysanthemums in this story represents not only a symbol of death, both also the good and bad emotions Elizabeth has tied to them. I believe Lawrence gave this title to the story to place a strong emphasis on the significance the flower play’s in Elizabeth’s daily life. We see several incidents where Elizabeth portrays the flower as a symbol of negativity and connects them to several bad memories in her life. For example, Elizabeth told a story of her husband coming home intoxicated late at night with chrysanthemums stuffed in his pocket. However, we also see her portray them in a more positive light. Such as the connection between the flower and the birth of her daughter, or the beginning of her marriage. As the
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