Asked by: Elliot Sertalasked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020
When did Steinbeck write chrysanthemums?
Correspondingly, who wrote the chrysanthemums?
Also, how does the chrysanthemums begin? The story begins in the Salinas Valley, which is pretty common in several of Steinbeck's stories. Elisa is planting her beloved chrysanthemums when her husband comes to speak with her after he made a deal selling some head of cattle to the Western Meat Company.
One may also ask, what is the purpose of the chrysanthemums?
Steinbeck uses chrysanthemums as symbols of the inner-self of Elisa and of every woman. First, the chrysanthemums symbolize Elisa's children. She tends her garden and handles the chrysanthemums with love and care, just as she would handle her own children.
Why does Elisa cry in the chrysanthemums?
Elisa "cries like an old woman" because she is absolutely crushed because she realizes that she has been duped by the tinker and that he was not interested in her chrysanthemums at all.