The Chrysanthemums Theme

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In John Steinbeck’s story “The Chrysanthemums”, it details, along as follow a lady and the plant she loves to grow. Within the story a young lady expresses her love for this specific plant. She explains why she grows it and how highly she holds them. It gives her a sense of pride and ease when she takes care of them. It is a way of escape from her feeling of confinement. As the story progresses, the girl explains why she has this passion. She feels left out from her husband. Her husband is always gone while she is at home. So she found growing Chrysanthemums as a way to keep things off her mind or out of her feeling of being confined. She always felt as if nobody or anyone noticed the plants she grew and took care of. Soon in the story,

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