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Unformatted text preview: “Chrysanthemums” Symbols
The wire fence:
---protection; restraint (a cage?)
---protection; The chrysanthemums:
---feminine beauty, grace, emotions . . .
---feminine The fog:
The The season:
The Henry vs. the Pot Mender
romanticism possibilities dreams the mysterious and
“His eyes were dark . . . .”
The regular vs.
vs. Farm vs. Garden
Farm Public sphere vs. domestic sphere
Economical production vs. leisure activity
Male dominance vs. female dependence
vs. The intrusion of the alien
The Elisa’s change from reserve and resistance to
bewilderment and entrancement
The mender’s position from outside to inside
The change of Elisa’s outward appearance
from neutrality to femininity
The pot mender’s use and abuse of love
The blossom and shriveling of Eliza as a
flower T hank You ...
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- Spring '10