What is the theme of Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes?
In the book Chrysanthemum, the theme is learn to love yourself how you are. This is shown throughout the story. In the beginning, Chrysanthemum loves her name and thinks it’s perfect. She then goes to school and kids there make fun of it and say it’s too long and too different because it is a kind of flower.
What are the main settings in the chrysanthemums briefly describe them?
Zooming In The story takes place in the Salinas Valley in December at Henry Allen’s ranch in the foothills. Immediately, we’re placed in a rural setting, where women are isolated and men are manly. One thing we might note here is the contrast between Elisa’s closed-off Salinas Valley and the world of the tinker.
Why does Elisa begin to trust the stranger and invites him into her garden?
Because he compliments her appearance. D. Because he offers to fix her dented pots and pans. Funsizeannie is waiting for your help.
What does the fence symbolize in the chrysanthemums?
In “The Chrysanthemums,” the wire fence symbolizes Elisa’s separation from the world. The fence serves both to protect and imprison her.
What is the purpose of including the dogs in chrysanthemums?
By including the dogs in the story, Steinbeck wants to convey Elisa’s feeling of guilt or desire to escape from her role as a housewife and experience adventure. Therefore, the dogs act as “quiet” reminders of Elisa’s deep-seated desire. Click to see full answer.
Why does Elisa claim so good with plants?
She knows a great deal about plants, most likely because as a woman, gardening is the only thing she has to think about. Elisa is so frustrated with life that she readily looks to the tinker for stimulating conversation and even sex, two elements that seem to be lacking in her life.
What time period is the chrysanthemums set in?
the Great Depression
How does Chrysanthemum feel about her name?
Chrysanthemum wilted. She did not think her name was absolutely perfect. She thought it was absolutely dreadful. “She’s named after a flower!” “My name is long,” said Mrs.
What does Elisa see at the end of the chrysanthemums that makes her sad?
What happens at the ends of “the chrysanthemums” that makes elisa sad? She sees that the stranger has thrown her chrysanthemum sprouts onto the road.
What does the chrysanthemum symbolize?
A white chrysanthemum is a symbol of loyalty and devoted love. In general, chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity and joy.