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  • Husband Henry John Steinbeck
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    Feminism in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums. 750 word paper At first glance John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums seems to be a story about a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection the story has strong notes of feminism in the central character Elisa Allen. Elisa's actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and becomes weak when placed in fe...
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  • Flower Garden T G
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    Eliza Henry is a talented, strong-willed woman who will not take charge of her own life. In other words, she is a mass of contradictions. On one hand she yearns to leave her prison of a marriage for a more exciting and fulfilling life. On the other, Eliza realizes the limitations pressed upon women and does the best she can to make her situation better. Eliza realizes her marriage is in trouble, there is no passion between her and her husband, but she insists on staying because she believes that...
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  • Sharing Love Not Chrysanthemums
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    The effects on Elisa from sharing her plants are not normal, at least compared to an ordinary gardeners sharing of plants, in Steinbecks The Chrysanthemums. Elisa is a sexually frustrated woman who cares for chrysanthemums in order to gain the happiness and stimulation that she doesnt get from her husband, Henry. After reading the beginning of the story, Elisa could be described as an unclean and unattractive woman with no real reason to care for her body. Henry just doesnt care, so there is no ...
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  • Jersey Prentice Hall Gabriel Garcia
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    During the peak of events in the Second World War, the United States decided to drop two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading to the final end of almost a decade of turmoil and tension. The introduction of a new atomic power led humanity to discover a new reality, polished by the realization that the future would be a reflection of an irreversible decision. Hence, it is true that from the time of the atomic chaos forward, the fate of mankind had been changed and was never to be the sa...
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  • Masculine Side Elisa Home
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    In John Steinbecks short story The Chrysanthemums a struggle for equality is portrayed through the character Elisa Allen. Elisa is a frustrated woman living in a male dominated society. This theme is introduced to the audience at the beginning of the story. Elisa's figure is described as blocked and heavy and her home is described as hard-swept and hard-polished. I believe that Elisa is possibly unhappy with her female role, so in turn, she tries to reach out into some masculine areas or activit...
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  • Made Her Feel Jilting Of Granny Weatherall
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    In "Miss Brill, "The Chrysanthemums" and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" each female protagonists has an insight about them self. They each learn something new about the world they live in. The three women who are discussed in these stories have lived very uneventful lives and are just thriving for something to happen. Miss Brill is a lonely old lady, who is a school teacher and lives in France. In her spare time she likes to get dressed up in her fur wrap and then go to the park. Since littl...
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  • Beginning Of The Story Side Of The Road
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    The Chrysanthemums is a story that takes place in the Salinas Valley of California. The story's main character is Elisa Allen. Elisa is thirty-five years old. She is a character that goes through development and many changes in the story. Through out the story Elisa Allen goes through both physical and mental changes. "In the beginning of the story Elisa is strong and eager"). She is working in her garden. Her husband Henry comes over to see her and asks her if she would like to go to town for d...
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  • Elisa Allen Yellow Wallpaper
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    Talents and dreams, hopes and desires, shunned by the husbands and times of the women in The Chrysanthemums and The Yellow Wallpaper. The wife, Elisa, in The Chrysanthemums, reflects an internal struggle with herself to find her place in a world of definite gender roles. The Yellow Wallpaper traces the treatment of a woman who descends from depression to madness in the male-imposed psychiatric confinement of her room. The mirror-like situations that hinder the protagonists in both stories call t...
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  • Kind Of Life Rest Of The World
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    Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as the subordinates of men or the "weaker sex." As a result of these unfair social assumptions, women have been working hard to dissociate themselves form this stereotype and become more independent with their lives. Many famous writers have addressed this issue in their novels or short stories. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is one of those famous stories which describes Elisa Allen's frustration with her marriage, her sense of isolatio...
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  • Feminine Qualities Elisa Allen
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    John Steinbeck, in his short story "The Chrysanthemums" depicts the trials of a woman attempting to gain power in a man's world. Elisa Allen tries to define the boundaries of her role as a woman in such a closed society. While her environment is portrayed as a tool for social repression, it is through nature in her garden where Elisa gains and shows off her power. As the story progresses, Elisa has trouble extending this power outside of the fence that surrounds her garden. Elisa learns but does...
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  • Comparing Women Characters From Steinbeck And
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    Women have been degraded for many years, starting back in the Middle Ages in Europe. Through all these times, women have also tried to break free from this prison starting from the suffrages in our own country. Abigail Adams was one of the many who portrayed the suffrage characteristics. But what of the women who stayed as a house wife or liked their so-called prison. What of the women who thought there was no escaping from their women serves man world. In the story The Chrysanthemums by John St...
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  • Make A Difference Rest Of The World
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    The setting plays a significant role in the story. It reinforces Elisa's feelings of isolation from the world. The tale is set in the beautiful valley of Salinas, California, but with all its beauty, this location takes on the role of some sort of prison in which one could feel trapped. 'The high grey-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot' (260...
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  • Feminine Qualities Elisa Allen
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    John Steinbeck, in his short story 'The Chrysanthemums' depicts the trials of a woman attempting to gain power in a man's world. Elisa Allen tries to define the boundaries of her role as a woman in such a closed society. While her environment is portrayed as a tool for social repression, it is through nature in her garden where Elisa gains and shows off her power. As the story progresses, Elisa has trouble extending this power outside of the fence that surrounds her garden. In the end, Elisa lea...
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  • Amp Amp Em Dash
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    ... e a 'good bitter smell' as Elisa replied (399). As he plants a story about needing some chrysanthemums for another customer, she once again begins to warm to him. Elisa now welcomes this man into her world, she invites him, ''Come into the yard'' (400). Now inside the gate, she forgets about acting like a lady to the outside world: 'The gloves were forgotten now. She kneeled on the ground by the starting bed and dug up the sandy soil with her fingers and scooped it into the bright new flower...
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  • Leisure Activities Middle Class
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    Its Just Me Social Status Essay Stephanie English One Summer 2001 Mr. Vasquez Its Just Me Does anyone really have one specific class which they fit into? Different activities and things we do put us in many different classes. For example, if your in a prole class and you ride in a limo on prom night are you then considered to be in the middle- to high-class range? No, either you or your parents just thought it would be nice if you could take a limo instead of taking the family minivan. On the ot...
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  • Husband Husband Henry
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    At first glance John Steinbeck? s? The Chrysanthemums? seems to be a story about a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection the story has strong notes of feminism in the central character Elisa Allen. Elisa? s actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and becomes weak when placed in feminine positions such as going out to dinner with her husban...
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  • Adam And Eve First Confession
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    Growing Up By Crystal Scott Short story authors use symbolism to describe particular scenes without actually saying the words, which adds to the interest of the story. In Frank OConnors story First Confession and John Steinbecks story The Chrysanthemums, both authors use symbolism to enhance the readers insight of the story. Also, the symbolism offered by the authors provides the reader with a deeper look into the story, making the reader find more interest throughout. In The Chrysanthemums, Ste...
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  • Lawrence Rocking Horse
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    How Does Our Knowledge Of Lawrence? s Life Affect Our Understanding And Appreciation Of His Works? When you begin to delve into Lawrence? s background you can see that the short stories and novels he writes are elaborations on his own personal past experiences. Most of his stories reflect his upbringing or some point in his life. For example, Odour of Chrysanthemums is set in a mining colony similar to that Lawrence himself would have grown up in and the tragic accident would have been commonpla...
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    Feminism in John Steinbeck? s " The Chrysanthemums. " 750 word paper At first glance John Steinbeck? s " The Chrysanthemums" seems to be a story about a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection the story has strong notes of feminism in the central character Elisa Allen. Elisa? s actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and ...
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  • Personality Traits Profound Effect
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    Laura and Elisa In literature, authors often paint their characters with very distinct and recognizable personalities. A skillful author can create characters with predictable traits that help the reader understand them and what makes them tick. This semester we have come across two women in literature who exhibit distinct yet similar personality traits. In The Garden-Party, Laura is a confused young woman wrestling with the notions of how society views her and who she thinks she should be. In T...
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