He pretends to be interested in her love for flowers.
As he is doing this she emerges from her masculine side and her femininity burst through.
AP English Literature and Composition The Chrysanthemums John Steinbeck The third person point of view helps set up Elisa’s initial perception of the world, one that includes the submissive role of women and their dismal role in anything work related.
The symbolism, when combined with the point of view, is what brings out the best of Elisa and makes her realize that the things she does in life are not for other people to look down upon, but instead for people to bask in their glory as they provide nothing else but total sanctity, aloofness, and amazement, but there are still actors in the society that do not allow for such dreams to come true.
She took off the battered hat and shook out her pretty dark hair.
” The flowers represent a source of isolation from the rest of the world and all its struggles.
Her decision to look away from the blacksmith as she was passing him completed the rocess.
She does try to go back to her own little haven, but with little result.
Although Elisa is doing something that she enjoys, she keeps to herself as she sees her “husband talking to two men in business suits.
” This scenario shows that men took care of business while women tended to the more etty of things.