Essays Tagged: "Elisa"

Breaking Free - The Chrysanthemums This is a character breakdown and analysis of Elisa Allen. This discusses the symbolism of the chrysanthemum garden and her repression.

rysanthemums" is one of those famous stories that deal with the feminist issue. The story describes Elisa Allen's frustration with her marriage, her sense of isolation from the world and her hidden de ... ty and live a more passionate life.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, Ca ...

(5 pages) 370 0 3.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is a compare and contrast essay. It deals with Flannery O'conners "Good Country People" and Steinbecks "The Chrysanthemums".

l parts of the states. In both "The Chrysanthemums" and "Good Country People", the main characters (Elisa and Joy) are looked down upon by man. Elisa and Joy have tried to flex their power by crossing ... s were set between the man and the woman. In Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums", the fence symbolizes Elisa's boundary, in which she is trapped within its premises. The fence being created by man symbol ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Character Analysis of "The Chrysanthemums".

John Steinbeck's short story, "The Chrysanthemums," revolves around the protagonist, Elisa. She lives on a ranch with her husband in a very isolated part of the country. Yearning for a ... ranch with her husband in a very isolated part of the country. Yearning for a more fulfilling life, Elisa falls prey to momentary attractions and ends up being crushed for her efforts. Through her act ... gh her actions and the environment that surrounds her, the reader is given an accurate portrayal of Elisa's many character traits. However, Elisa's most profound traits are her loneliness, her sexual ...

(4 pages) 211 1 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums".

er understand the story's plot and obtain insight into characters' thoughts and feelings, primarily Elisa. As the story's main character, Elisa is a lonely thirty-five-year-old woman, who serves as th ... onely thirty-five-year-old woman, who serves as the channel in which most of these symbols are used.Elisa feels neglected by her husband, Henry, who is always working cattle on their foothill ranch. H ...

(2 pages) 165 2 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Essay on the Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck's

had any. John Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums" illustrates this through his character, Elisa Allen, a proud, strong woman who feels frustrated with her present life. Her frustration stems ... is often said to be as beautiful as a flower; in John Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums", Elisa Allen never receives this recognition. Elisa Allen is a lonely woman who enjoys growing and no ...

(3 pages) 183 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Self-Identity Through Symbolism in John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"

ums" by John Steinbeck illustrates through subtle symbolism a woman's struggle for sexual identity. Elisa Allen, the protagonist of the story, cultivates a likeness of herself through her chrysanthemu ... nthemum garden, but fragments of her are also depicted by key objects encountered during the story. Elisa tries hard to project a tough, masculine image of herself rather than the feminine alternative ...

(5 pages) 84 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Chrysanthemums

with her identity. The story opens in the quiet setting of a farm in the Salinas River Valley and "Elisa Allen working in her flower garden, ...her figure ... blocked and heavy in her gardening costu ... ccepted in a man's world? Will she ever have the freedom to be herself? If we follow the details of Elisa's evolving thoughts and the actions around her during this pivotal day of her mid-life crisis, ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Chrysanthemums - Elisa's Garden

Elisa's Garden With the growing season at hand and the sweet smell of spring in the air a wom ... rds the things that she so dearly loves. This is the case in John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums". Elisa's loneliness is demonstrated through her words, her garden and her relationship with Henry. ... nstrated through her words, her garden and her relationship with Henry. Through the words of Elisa Allen there is a brief sense of unhappiness. Trying to refrain from showing her feminine side ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The role of women in society according to Ernest Hemmingway's "Hills like White Elephants", Steinbeck's The "Chrysanthemums", and James Joyce's "Eveline."

e's "Eveline" each paint a picture of women who has failed to break away from their male companions.Elisa Allen is a lonely woman who enjoys growing her chrysanthemums. Since her husband is always wor ... s how little interest he has for her chrysanthemums and herself. This story illustrates the neglect Elisa feels by her husband and shows how this leads her to channel her energy into her chrysanthemum ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

The Chrysanthemums.

beck's short story, "The Chrysanthemums" reflects the struggles of a stereotyped woman of the time, Elisa Allen to find her own identity in the oppressive world of men.First, Elisa is isolated and con ... e great valley a closed pot" with "pale cold sunshine." The valley can be considered a metaphor for Elisa's existence. Feeling cut off from "the rest of the world," she seems to know how the remaining ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Analysis of Elisa's character in the short story "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.

has been accepted in society as the ways things are. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" mirrors Elisa's frustration she feels in a masculine world, and her aspiration to enjoy the life that a true ... ion she feels in a masculine world, and her aspiration to enjoy the life that a true woman deserves.Elisa has to suppress her identity to conform to a male-dominated society. When Elisa works in the g ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Character Analysis.

miliarity happening within these two stories and, at the same time, differentiation.In Steinbeck's, Elisa is the main character, whereas, in Lahiri's main character is Mrs. Das, both story use female ... en thirty", quoted from Lahiri's. Quoted from Steinbeck's, "She was thirty-five", clearly indicates Elisa's age. Nevertheless, Elisa and Henry, her husband, do not have any children together, where Mr ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Birth and Death of a Modern Woman: On the Book "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.

n the past and accept them as equal. In "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck, we see the birth of Elisa Allen as a modern woman. However, her birth is short lived because of her inability to communi ... y to communicate her feelings to a controlling and overbearing husband.As we enter the story we see Elisa attending to her flower garden. Her house is already clean and tidy; so she is attending to he ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

An Analysis of Elisa's character in "The Crysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.

has been accepted in society as the ways things are. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" mirrors Elisa's frustration she feels in a masculine world, and her aspiration to enjoy the life that a true ... ion she feels in a masculine world, and her aspiration to enjoy the life that a true woman deserves.Elisa has to suppress her identity to conform to a male-dominated society. When Elisa works in the g ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"- Elisa Allen's weaknesses

story "The Chrysanthemums", Steinbeck travels through a day in the life of the thirty five year old Elisa Allen, a modern house wife of the 1930's. Although, once we begin to read about Elisa, we come ... rld outside of her garden, in the man's world. Through the detailed descriptions of John Steinbeck, Elisa is given unusually strong and weak qualities. Despite these qualities, Elisa is truly a weak w ...

(2 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's Use Of Symbolism In "The Chrysanthemums"

In his story "The Chrysanthemums", Steinbeck introduces us with a woman, named Elisa, who is trying to gain power in a man's world. Elisa Allen tries to define her role as a woman ... s the social depression, the garden shows her power and masculinity, and the chrysanthemums portray Elisa's existence and emptiness of her life. Elisa has trouble extending this power outside the fenc ... tever it feels is needed, regardless of our personal desires and needs. The fences, which surrounds Elisa's garden, her working environment, symbolize her life. She is isolated from the real world, fr ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Chrysanthemums

John Steinbeck, in "The Chrysanthemums," has his character Elisa Allen, experience epiphany. The moment that Elisa experiences epiphany is when she meets a man ... man drives the highway trying to fix pots, pans, knives, scissors, and lawn mores. When he stops at Elisa's house, he tries to find a short cut to the Los Angles highway. When he stops he asks her if ... y. When he stops he asks her if she has any work for him, she tells him no. During the conversation Elisa begins to open up to the man about her life in the garden. The man tells her that he knows a l ...

(1 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Symbolism Of The Tinker In Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"

us will never achieve. The tinker in Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" symbolizes the freedom Elisa would like to have. In "The Chrysanthemums" Elisa is a perfect picture of the bef ... band. The way she approaches her work is described as "over-eager" and "over-powerful." Elisa is also described as a very strong, bold, and no-nonsense person. It seems like her only emoti ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chrysanthemums

ry "Chrysanthemums", these non-delicate, non-exotic flowers are chosen as a floral emblem for Elisa Allen, the main character because of their striking resemblance in beauty, in physical strengt ... beauty, in physical strength and in social situation. Thus, in other words, these flowers represent Elisa as a person.Elisa Allen strikingly resembles chrysanthemums. As the latter differs from other ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

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short story, "The Chrysanthemums", by John Steinbeck, symbolism is used many times to characterize Elisa Allen and describe her role. The image of a fence is used to describe the confinement of the f ... e image of a fence is used to describe the confinement of the farmer's wife to the house and farm. "Elisa stood in front of her wire fence watching the slow progress of the caravan". (p. 90). The fenc ...

(2 pages) 328 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers