Lottie’s beautiful marigolds. In memory of the pretty flowers, Lizabeth plants her own marigolds. She wanted to show her, “wild contrition” (5) and wanted to keep a constant reminder of the crimes she committed. Lizabeth knew that she could never repay Miss. Lottie for the damages, but instead choose to honor her by keeping those special flowers alive.
The first flower she hands out is rosemary and she says it is for remembrance. Her brother relates her madness to the flower’s meaning of remembrance. Ophelia explains the other flowers’ meanings and gets distracted from her flower explanations when she mentions violets. Ophelia says, “There's fennel for you, and columbines: there's rue for you; and here's some for me: we may call it herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your rue with a difference. There's a daisy: I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died […].” Ophelia was triggered when she mentioned the violets.
She uses symbolism to express how Miss Strangeworth compares the people like her roses but treats them differently in a cruel way. For example, on page 1,“Miss Strangeworth never gave away any of her roses, although the tourists often asked her. The roses belonged on Pleasant Street, and it bothered Miss Strangeworth to think of people wanting to carry them away, to take them into strange towns and down strange streets.” In other words The roses are the symbol that represents the story. Miss Strangeworth loves them and tends them as much as her citizens in the town. When letters get around, the street isn’t so pleasant anymore.
The flower in Chapter 6 and chapter 5 in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald support Nick 's statement, "you can’t repeat the past” through the imagery of flower that represent the first spark relationship of Daisy and Gatsby. The first time that Gatsby and Daisy met, they wanted each other. They loved each other very dearly. However after the war of World War 1, The relationship floated away like petals in the wind. As Gatsby talks about repeating the past, he step on flowers that later turned to, “...discarded flavors and crushed flowers”(109 Fitzgerald).
The common theme of all the flower myths is love because in all of the myths, the people that became flowers adored at least one person. For example, in the story of Narcissus, Echo loved Narcissus and when her time came, Narcissus paid no attention to her. Nemesis then punishes Narcissus by making him fall in love with himself. Narcissus dies looking for his reflection in the pond and a flower grow in his place. This myth shows that neither of their loves where real.
She allows herself to give a part of her deepest self to the repairman as “her breast swelled passionately”, her voice and demeanor becomes more sensual as she nearly touches his trousers (Steinbeck 7). However, she is taken as a fool. Even though she protects the gift of her deepest self (the chrysanthemums) in a red -- symbolically sensual -- pot, that gift is discarded to the side of the road once the tinker has gotten enough to sustain him for the day. Her foolishness is represented by the geraniums mentioned to be in front of her house,which are notorious for symbolizing folly and stupidity ("Meaning Of Geraniums | What Do Geranium Flowers
"She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's coveralls, but after her five o'clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty." (Lee, Harper Page 56) Maudie is also like a second parent to Jem and Scout. When they don’t understand something they’ve been told or that they’ve heard, they go to Miss Maudie for help. “I simply wanted to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them.” (Lee, Harper.
This continues as Gertrude describes the flowers Ophelia picked for the “fantastic garlands” she made for her father’s funeral (168). The “crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples” are all very important because they are coded in flower language (169). Crow-flowers symbolize childishness and indicate the loss of Ophelia’s mature mind. The nettles represent Ophelia’s pain over losing her father, Polonius, and her lover, Hamlet. Daisies represent Ophelia’s innocence or purity (their white
He starts to become more protective and acknowledge that she is actually his daughter. Both Maria and Joaquin dreams about Juana. One dream that Maria had while there shows Juana walking with a red dress through a green field and Joaquin is wearing all white holding plantains. The viewers can predict that dream is an ideal image that she wished her father really was. Maria and her mother had just enough to get by.
The idea that life is all sunshine and flowers is quickly diminished by the true horrors that await us in our lifetime. Ignorance is the key to maintaining a carefree lifestyle; once the exposure begins there is no denying what goes on right under your nose. Myop’s life up until this point has been an endless summer filled with flower picking while a song plays in her head. Her summer ends abruptly when she makes and unsightly discovery in the woods behind the house. Her discovery essentially ends her summer and her ignorance of what the world really has to offer her.