Summary Of Marigolds By Eugenia Collier

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In the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia W. Collier, Lizabeth is an African-American girl going through the struggles of poverty during the Great depression. I take that Eugenia Collier uses “Marigolds” to express her challenges as an African-American teenager during the 1950s. Her biased writing is portrayed in the story when Lizabeth can mostly only remember “…dust—the brown crumbly dust of late summer…” representing the poverty of the town she lived in, making her feel surrounded by it. A different memory she recalls is the “dazzling strip of bright blossoms” and being a kid still, she didn’t understand the Marigolds and thought they didn’t fit in with the rest of the ugliness. She ruins them thinking that it’ll help but ends up even

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