John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums
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.
Throughout 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 dinner and a movie. Elisa becomes all happy when Henry asks her to do this. Elisa tells Henry that she would like to go to town. “She said she would like to go to town with him like she really didn’t get to spend much time with him”.
Elisa’s mental attitude changes once again when the man tells her that he wants to give the chrysanthemum seeds to a lady that he sees during his trip. When Elisa heard what the man wanted to do ” she ran excitedly along the geranium bordered path to the back of the house” . She was running to get a flower pot to put the chrysanthemum seeds in. The man left with the flower pot and Elisa was very happy.
Elisa was really happy when she left with her husband to go to town. This didn’t last very long. Her whole attitude changed when she saw what the man had done with the chrysanthemum seeds. They had all been thrown on the side of the road. The man just left with the flower pot. Elisa had felt really hurt when s…