In addition to the use of diction to inform about female oppression, Steinbeck also uses repetition in order to suggest that women doing mundane and easy tasks are a waste of time and energy. The men from the meat company have come to the house to talk to Henry. Elisa is a working in her garden a few yards away : “She was cutting down the old year’s chrysanthemums stalks with a pair of short and powerful scissors. She looked down toward the men by the tractor-shed now and then. Her face was eager and mature and handsome; even her work with the scissors was over-eager, and over-powerful.
John Steinbeck’s, The Chrysanthemums, is a story set in the early 20th century. The story takes place in December, on the ranch of Henry and Elisa Allen, near the Salinas Valley in California. The Allen ranch has an apple orchard and cattle on it. Henry runs the ranch as head of household and Elisa is a homemaker with a knack for growing chrysanthemums. We pick up the story with Henry, who has just sold some cattle.
Patriarchy is something that are being issued in the connection of women's liberation. Patriarchy as indicated by Allan Johnson (1997) can be characterized as advancement of male benefit by being male-overwhelmed, male-recognized, and male-focused. In the least difficult words is that male are perspectives as the better one look at than the second rate female. In The Chrysanthemums, Elisa Allen is a solid and a sustaining wife that has an uncommon ability with planting crop. Henry Allen, the spouse, recognized Elisa's ability when he said that Elisa "got a blessing with things" (p.2) and that he longed that she can "work out in the plantation and raise a few apples that enormous" (p.2).
John Steinbeck describes Elisa as a woman with a lean and strong face, dressed in gardening attire that covers her figure. She is also described as handsome, an adjective usually used for men. Her movements while she worked are said to be over-eager and over-powerful. All of these characteristics show that Elisa is phisically strong woman and that she is quite passionate with her garden work. It could be said that she possesses traits not associated with
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
Jack Canfield once said “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Many people are too scared to go and get what they want. Elisa from The Chrysanthems is a good example she wants to be able to do whatever she wants but she is too scared to tell anyone or even go out and do it. Elisa wants to go watch the fights and she wants to do other things than just play in her garden. Elisa is struggling to find what she really wants to because she is so scared to break the chains of society and do what she wants.
Elisa’s emptiness affected her marriage with her husband, Henry, who both did not communicate with another on what they both desire. According Gregory J. Palmerino, he describes “The third movement of the story clearly illustrates the couple 's problem with conflict and their overall inability to engage each other without evasion” (Palmerino). Palmerino interpretation of Elisa and her husband, Henry, is that they are incapable of communicating with each because they both chose to be avoiding one another. According to Palmerino, “Henry 's response to his wife 's indirect efforts to arouse a more authentic reaction from him fails miserably when he says, ‘You look so nice!’ (11)” (Palmerino).
The setting shapes the mood and tone of a story and has a great affect on what happens in a story. The setting influences the events that take place, how the characters interact and even how they behave. Settings show where and how the character lives, what they do, and what they value. Characters have a relationship with the setting just as much as they do with other characters in the story. This is seen in the effects the setting has on the development of the Character Elisa in the story “The Chrysanthemums.”
Elisa Fratello is a character from the book "Jumping the nail". She is the age of 19 and has extensive, beautiful red hair. Elisa has depression and believes that it went away when she got into a relationship. Elisa is also one of the many people that jumped the nail. I chose to write about Elisa because she is a very interesting character and is talked about a lot.
Name class date “travel back in time to a period of invitation, imagination and feeling’’what do you sense?Strong emotion right? The romantic period began In Europe at the end of the 18th Gothic Romance “The rappaccini 's Daughter and Edgar Allan poe. Romanticism a belief in the natural world, truth were accompanied by powerful emotion with natural world. A young man named Giovanni rents a room in old endif beloning to family whose ancestor was listed among the sufferers in.
In her short story “Marigolds”, Eugenia Collier, tells the story of a young woman named Lizabeth growing up in rural Maryland during the Depression. Lizabeth is on the verge of becoming an adult, but one moment suddenly makes her feel more woman than child and has an impact on the rest of her life. Through her use of diction, point of view, and symbolism, Eugenia Collier develops the theme that people can create beauty in their lives even in the poorest of situations. Through her use of the stylistic device diction, Eugenia Collier is able to describe to the reader the beauty of the marigolds compared to the drab and dusty town the story is set in.