Elisa Never Lets Anyone In

Analysis of The Chrysanthemums
Analysis of The Chrysanthemums
Analysis of The Chrysanthemums John Steinbeck's short story The Chrysanthemums revolves around the character Elisa. She lives on a ranch with her husband and is very isolated from the world. Yearning for a more fulfilling life, Elisa falls prey to momentary attractions and ends up being crushed for her efforts. In this story, Steinbeck uses chrysanthemums to portray her emotions, for example when her shoots get destroyed her heart goes the same way. Elisa never lets anyone in her life, but