Summary Of Marigolds By Eugenia Collier

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In the story, “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, Collier uses the actions and words of young Lizabeth to highlight the innocence of childhood before and the revelation after destroying Mrs. Lottie’s marigolds. For instance, Lizabeth had thought “Miss Lottie was a witch and [she] made up tales that [she] half believed [her]self about [Miss Lottie’s] exploits”(21). Lizabeth’s youth is filled with hatred for Ms. Lottie with tales of her evil. Miss Lottie’s placement of a witch seems to stick with the group, even after their realization that witches aren’t real, and it still affects their views towards her and what she does with their marigolds. In addition, when confronted by Miss Lottie after destroying the marigolds, Lizabeth “gazed at the immobile

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