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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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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.

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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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