In the story of “Marigolds” the theme is you have to learn from your childhood mistakes. The story “Marigolds” is about how her hometown is filled with dirt roads and it’s very boring. It was this black lady named Miss Lottie that lived in Lizabeth neighborhood who loved her sunflowers. Miss Lottie loved her yellow brownish sunflowers that was planted in her big brown dry dirt yard, she watered the beautiful sunflowers everyday. The children use to always bully Miss Lottie and make fun of her by throwing rocks at her and calling her a name.
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.
Eugenia Collier the author of the short story ‘Marigolds’ uses tone and diction to set a feeling of transitioning from a little child from an impoverished little town to another person who showed compassion. One example of the author using tone and diction to create a voice is on page 18, paragraph 19, “...we made up tales that we half believed ourselves about her exploits.”. In this quotation she has the tone and diction of a little child. She is making fun of Miss Lottie, a old woman who grew marigolds in her front yard that she and her brother and friends made fun of and ruined. Another example of the author using tone and diction to create a voice is on page 19, paragraph 24, “I just stood there peering through the bushes, torn between
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 all stories, the painting makes a huge impact on each woman's life. Two examples are, in “Hyacinth Blues”, Claudie hates all things Dutch except the girl in the painting because she sees hope in the young girl that she wishes she had. Also, Stijn’s wife Saskia loves the girl because she symbolizes a type of love that is unattainable for people who work in the fields. In the end, each woman is forced to sell the painting so they can
Typically, red roses symbolize passion, pink roses symbolize gratitude and appreciation, and white roses symbolize purity and spirituality. All of these feelings are necessary for a pleasant, happy life. The name “Pleasant Street” also represents Miss Strangeworth’s desires for all things to be pleasurable and perfect, so the fact that the roses belong to Pleasant Street shows that she sees the feelings associated with her roses as only belonging to her. Miss Strangeworth seems like a decent old lady who cares very much about her town and the citizens. She tries to prevent the “evil” in her town by secretly writing unkind letters to those who she believes are in need
One of the most profoundly moving scenes in “House” is Thien’s depiction of two young girls waiting outside their former home on their mother’s birthday, hoping that she will return to them. The two unwanted children sit all day in the late summer heat on a patch of dead grass, between the sidewalk and curb, property that Kathleen tells Lorraine does not belong to anyone. This scene illustrates the profound and enduring pain inflicted on the girls by their mother. In “Alchemy,” Miriam seems to react to Paula’s disappearance without much feeling. Miriam walks by Paula’s house and “stood on the sidewalk out front hoping that wherever Paula was, they would never find her and make her go back again” (73).
When Lizabeth became a woman her first realization was that one cannot have both compassion and innocence. Compassion is showing pity for another’s sufferings. Just like Lizabeth was able to have compassion for Miss Lottie after hearing her father’s cry and tearing her garden up. She finally understood what Miss Lottie was going through and why she planted the marigolds. The marigolds symbolized hope for the Great Depression to soon end.
They interfered with the perfect ugliness of the place.”(5). The beauty of the flowers against the extreme background of poverty makes the children's realize the lack of beauty and hope in their future. The children do not know whey they are angry by the flowers but the flowers represents the only hope, beauty and life amongst their life in the dust. When Lizbeth hears her father sobbing over his inability to find a job, she loses hope because her father had represented strength
Tea Cake is the only husband she ever got her dream of true love with. They both loved each other truly and unconditionally. Janie moves to the Muck in the Everglades with Tea Cake to pick vegetables to earn money. While they were there Tea Cake gets bit by a rabid dog and Janie ends up having to shoot him. Janie goes back to Eatonville in overalls and lives her life there as a stronger person than when she