Presentation on theme: "CHRYSANTHEMUMS WRITTEN BY: JOHN STEINBECK PRESENTED BY: CARA JOLLY."— Presentation transcript:
CHRYSANTHEMUMS WRITTEN BY: JOHN STEINBECK PRESENTED BY: CARA JOLLY
Elisa: Round character She is the main character, under goes a change, emotionally. Tinker: Flat This man plays a small role. His presence helps awaken the feelings within Elisa. Henry: Flat Henry is the husband, he is practical and has no use for impractical things such as beauty or emotions Scotty: Very Flat Ranch hand, plays no major role. CHARACTERS
STYLE STEINBECK DOESN’T GET EMOTIONAL OR TOUCHY-FEELY. USES FEW WORDS TO CRAM IN A LOT OF MEANING/ DEPTH VERY DESCRIPTIVE, BUT GETS RIGHT TO THE POINT.
TONE NEUTRALDISTANTWISTFUL READER COMES TO THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS LOTS OF SYMBOLS/ DEEPER MEANINGS
SYMBOLS Flowers: Beauty The flowers are used several times throughout the story to symbolize other meanings. Conversation about flowers flowers on the road Chicken Wire Fence: separates/ isolates her Symbolizes her feelings of being fenced in
PSYCHOLOGICAL CRITICISM How readers can relate to Elisa Reason behind the character’s behavior
STEINBECK AND OATES WOMEN AS MAIN CHARACTERS ACTING AS SOCIETY EXPECTS SYMBOLS PLAY A BIG ROLE (flowers & symbols of Devil)