Symbolism In John Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemum'

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They say that education and adventure is the secret to long and happy life in John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemum” is the story of a young, but old women named Elisa whose life main purpose is to tend the garden and nothing more. The main theme of the story is that women are constricted as what they define themselves as. The character of Elisa is characterized as simple women in ranch gardening chrysanthemum’s the last flower to bloom before winter which symbolically means that she only has a limited time to bloom and be herself in society before the chrysanthemum’s die or get tossed out ironically the color of the flowers in the story where white and yellow the white being here purity and the yellow her joy and energy as a women. Towards
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