The Chrysanthemums Essay Research Paper A good — страница 2

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pick up on the symbol of the valley holding Elisa back, confining her to do conventional woman’s tasks. The time symbol in the story shows how Elisa is anticipating that something would happen to change the way that things are. Then the bath where Elisa cleanses herself from the confining restrictive role symbolizes the moment in time where Elisa grows up to be a woman. All these symbols work together to show Elisa Allen’s character. Without them this story would have had a simple plot line where a woman grows some flowers, and then goes out with her husband. However, with all the symbols there is a story about a woman who is struggling with herself to break free from the traditional woman’s role, and in the end learns that she has grown up to become a woman.