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Why does Elizabeth's father break down and cry? In the short story Marigolds

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In the short story, Marigolds, Lizbeth's father breaks down crying after he learns oabout Mr. Ellis's coat. It wasn't the coat, exactly, that causes him to cry, but what it represents. It was a blatant reminder of how he is not able to provide for his family and just how impoverished they are. This impacts Lizbeth because she has never seen her father broken like that. 

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