Lizabeth In Marigolds

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In Eugenia W. Collier’s “Marigolds,” Lizabeth’s transition into adulthood is evident through her abrupt change in attitude and apologetic behavior. Lizabeth constantly appears to navigate life in her own world and rarely cares about other people in her life; for example, when she narrates, “but the room was too crowded with fear to allow me to sleep, and finally, feeling the terrible aloneness of 4 AM, I decided to awaken Joey” (Collier 87). She reacts to the commotion around her that disrupts her internal emotions and stability. Her frustration causes her to get up out of bed and destroy someone else’s beauty, Miss Lottie’s marigolds. After she destroys the garden, Lizabeth realizes her actions, “and that was the moment when childhood

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