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The Chrysanthemums

Summary: Offers description and analysis of Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums." It also gives examples and interpretation on symbolism and figurative language as well as character analysis.
Everything is everything in the world of short stories. Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums is full of thick rhetoric that raises questions and stirs the mind and imagination. Everything from the title, to the last line needs to be thought about more than once. The story isn't just about a farmer's wife who likes pretty flowers. Not in the least! The Chrysanthemums is a story about how Elisa Allen is forced to a life that she feels is trapping her. The story is set in the early twentieth century and these times don't allow for just any woman to leave her ordinary, socially and politically correct life. Feminism is a large part of the story, and main character Elisa Allen's language, actions, and even the way she is described play a large part of the role of feminism. There is dialogue, the setting, and plenty of objects to interpret atop...

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