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    “The Chrysanthemums” is about Elisa Allen, a woman that works in a flower garden tending to her chrysanthemums. She works on a ranch with her husband, Henry. She is a very strong woman with strong, tender hands. A mysterious man in his wagon approaches her house. He comes up to Elisa asking her if she has anything for him to fix like pots, knives, or scissors. He asks her because he needs money for dinner. Then, he asks Elisa about her flowers, and she happily tells him about their color, size, and

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    Like a flower, a person’s passion and drive can fuel them to bloom when nurtured; when these interests are neglected, however, they can wilt just as fast. This idea holds true in The Chrysanthemums, as these flowers are used to represent Elisa Allen throughout the course of the story. She raises her own garden of chrysanthemums, her labor yielding flowers “bigger than anybody around here” (Steinbeck 318). White chrysanthemums, often used as an emblem for loyalty, stand proud in her garden in result

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    woman, Elisa Allen, is a woman who is very unhappy with her life. The only satisfaction Elisa gets out of life is being in her garden with her "family" of chrysanthemums. Elisa is very unsettled with her life as a whole. She does not like being stuck on the farm, away from the world and people outside her valley. She does not have any children so she treats her chrysanthemums as if they were her only allowed talent, gift, and special accomplishment, since they are a childless couple. Elisa lives

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    Elisa Allen, of “The Chrysanthemums,” had an emptiness within herself that she could never expose to the world; instead she kept it in until she no longer could. She ends up revealing her shadow to a stranger who gave her the desire she wanted. Elisa had a dream that she does not realize at first, but begins to realize it when the opportunity was in front of her. Her husband, who does not share the same interest as her with her garden, would only verbally support her interest when it came that he

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    Character Analysis of Elisa Allen in "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck "The Chrysanthemums," written by John Steinbeck, captures one day in the life of a woman who yearns for a more fulfilling life. Elisa is first portrayed as a woman whose tasks are exceeded by her abilities. As the day continues, a stranger briefly enters her life and, through manipulative words, fills her heart with hopes of change and excitement. We learn that these newly-found hopes are crushed when Elisa eventually realizes

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    grows the Chrysanthemums as an expression of her femininity and womanhood. “As the Chrysanthemums express her feminine side when her husband inhibits her, she must care for them as if they we her. The existence of the flowers mirrors her own. If Elisa were to let them die, either by her own hand, or through neglect of others, she herself would experience death-a death of what she needs, but cannot have in any other way and maintain her marriage. This would create a collapse of her sense of self

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    Elisa Allen is dissatisfied with the gender inequality between her and Henry Allen, her husband, leading to her abject loneliness. Through Elisa Allen, John Steinbeck is reminding his audience that treating other human beings as inferior ultimately causes a loss of gender identity. Elisa Allen is treated as an inferior being by her husband because she is a woman. Henry works out in the field with the other men, leaving Elisa to work in the house; she has no choice in the matter. She watches him

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    farm's survival), he might be empowering her. Thus, he keeps his praise for her superficial skills, growing flowers. In this way, Henry frustrates Elisa by not seeing into her true character. The flowers represent Elisa trying to find some way of escaping from her frustrated and repressed husband, not from her own sexual frustration. Since Elisa is a woman with more than superficial qualities, in addition to being a good worker, she seeks a way to fit into this world she feels is limited to

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