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Chrysanthemums written by: John Steinbeck. Presented by: cara jolly. Characters. Henry: Flat Henry is the husband, he is practical and has no use for impractical things such as beauty or emotions Scotty: Very Flat Ranch hand, plays no major role. Elisa: Round character

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Chrysanthemums written by john steinbeck

Chrysanthemumswrittenby: John Steinbeck

Presented by: cara jolly


Characters
Characters

  • Henry: Flat

  • Henry is the husband, he is practical

  • and has no use for impractical

  • things such as beauty or emotions

  • Scotty: Very Flat

  • Ranch hand, plays no major role.

  • Elisa: Round character

  • She is the main character, under

  • goes a change, emotionally.

  • Tinker: Flat

  • This man plays a small role. His

  • presence helps awaken the

  • feelings within Elisa.


Style
Style

Steinbeck doesn’t get emotional or touchy-feely.

Uses few words to cram in a lot of meaning/ depth

Very descriptive, but gets right to the point.


Tone

Neutral Distant Wistful

Reader comes to their own conclusions

Lots of symbols/ deeper meanings


Symbols
Symbols

  • Flowers: Beauty

  • The flowers are used several times throughout the story to symbolize other meanings.

  • Conversation about flowers

  • flowers on the road

  • Chicken Wire Fence: separates/ isolates her

  • Symbolizes her feelings of being fenced in


Psychological criticism
Psychological Criticism

  • How readers can relate to Elisa

  • Reason behind the character’s behavior


Steinbeck and oates
Steinbeck and Oates

Women as main characters

Acting as society expects

Symbols play a big role

(flowers & symbols of Devil)


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