Okay, then what makes Elisa's story so unique? Also the way the story is set, makes you feel in touch with the characters. Through the eagerness in her work with the chrysanthemums, Elisa sought to have the men realize that she could be significant just like them. His simple sentences and understated vocabulary are packed with meaning, but they refuse to whack you over the head with it. Again, it is just so astoundingly real. Elisa's appearance, actions, and speech depict the frustration women felt in Steinbeck's masculine world of the 1930's.
The way she treats her flowers and protects with a wire fence her flowers could symbolize the way she hides and protects the real Elisa form other people. There are more things which are left unsaid than the said ones. And because she's a woman, she's subject to the whims of men, in this case, her husband and the tinker. As Elisa gets ready for her evening dinner with Henry, she breaks emotionally when she sees the chrysanthemums she had given to the tinker thrown on the floor. With simple, narrative language, Steinbeck brings Elisa to life - a middle-age woman married to a man who has absolutely no understanding of what she needs. Throughout the text, it is apparent to readers that Elisa seems to be at conflict with herself.
Once she gave tinker her precious chrysanthemums she also gave him work to do. No aphids were there, no sowbugs or snails or cutworms. For example, he described Elis Allen as a hardworking and quiet woman based on the first impression of her tending a flower garden. Elisa is delighted with his description. Elisa is thirty-five years old. She got a little too excited and became desperate for Tinker.
Her husband, Henry, comes from across the yard, where he had been arranging the sale of the thirty steers. Other than that, I believe the tale is rather incomplete. However, as the tinker arrives to the scene, it seems that Elisa's character takes a sudden shift. With astounding deftness and economy, Steinbeck quickly establishes the complexities and depths of the 35-year-old Elisa in this study of the repression of her feminine, sexual, and creative impulses. Along the road they pass by the repairman's caravan and she took effort not to even glance at it. She did not look back. Herkese ve her yaşa hitap ediyor.
The author really gets you in to the story; everything is so well described that you can even smell the ambient. Well, we probably still do. She is faced with many obstacles such as her oblivious husband and her lack of exposure to the world. This third person point of view sets up this exact perception of the world that Elisa holds and is further revealed through the symbolism in the story. Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters; his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The laughter had disappeared from his face and eyes the moment his laughing voice ceased.
The way Elisa works herself is symbolic that she has lost hope of getting a child at thirty-five years of age. Henry returns, and Elisa waits while he bathes and gets dressed. This strength is symbolically represented by Elisa Allen. The country road ran along the dense bank of willows and cotton-woods that bordered the river, and up this road came a curious vehicle, curiously drawn. He pretends to be interested in her love for her flowers. These days, his name is practically synonymous with the area, and is still standing in town. I could smell the earth between her fingers, feel the air, see the dust rising on the road.
In response to the tinker's refusal, Elisa tries to show him another side of herself - her witty, strong side, as she banters almost playfully with the tinker. I mend pots and sharpen knives and scissors. The chrysanthemum roots represented her being able to leave the home and spread her roots in far laces. Johnston says that Steinbeck praised The Butterfly and The Tank, because Hemingway opens himself to the violence and injustice of his time. Words were painted on the canvas in clumsy, crooked letters. He kept the pot for his own uses, but not what mattered to Elisa, which was her true gift to him and herself.
Tinkers mood changed immediately and as soon as he finished fixing her cans she gave him fifty cents, he was back on the road. On the broad, level land floor the gang plows bit deep and left the black earth shining like metal where the shares had cut. Elisa stood watching Tinker as he left for a moment then ran inside to get dressed up. Her husband Henry comes over to see her and asks her if she would like to go to town for dinner and a movie. For most women, liberation was a bitter fight usually ending in defeat.
The above quotation means that the author awakens the readers to the realities surrounding family life. She shook herself free and looked about to see whether anyone had been listening. Elisa's feminine side begins to emerge as she takes off her masculine gloves and hat. Elisa and her husband have all the work around the house done and do not show much emotion towards each other. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007. Henry Allen - Elisa's husband and who lives on the ranch with her. Instead of her being an innocent, hard worker woman, she is being presented as a sex interest? This is exactly what the poet has done in the 2 poems I have studied both by John.