貝蒂 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

關於 the chrysanthemums

John Steinbeck寫的The Chrysanthemums

Q1 . for what purpose does Steinbeck give us such a detailed account of Elisa's preparations for her evening out? Notice her soiled clothes, her scrubbing her body with pumice?

Q2.in a sentance, try to state this short story's theme

Q3.Why are Elisa Allen's chrysanthemums so important to this story? Sum up what you understand them to mean.

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  • 2 decades ago
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    A1. Because it's for the first time that she meet someone really understand her and willing to talk to her. "It was a time of quiet and of waiting.", meaning that she's always been waiting for the time or the right person to get to know her talents. She doesn't want to be a traditional woman at all.

    A2. Elisa is a woman waiting to be understood because she doesn't want to be a traditional one.

    A3. Because it's for the first time that someone talks about the chrysanthemums with her, and the man seems to understand pretty much. She's happy that she finally find someone that listens to her. In the war years, women's voiced couldn't be heard. So the chrysnathemums are a representative of women's feelings waiting to be heard.

    2006-01-17 11:02:50 補充:

    I think she's looking for translations

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