Using John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums as the source to cite, write a five-paragraph essay in response to: Elisa Allen lives an enclosed life with her husband, Henry. Define just what type of enclosure Elisa deals with and how that represents her personality, especially when the tinker shows up. How does her interaction with the tinker affect her, why? Is the ending of this short story simply depressing or is it representative of something else Steinbeck was trying to convey? Form your thesis statement, find three citations (remember, one per supporting paragraph), and argue your point.
Discussion post question
Now that you have read “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck and read through my lecture notes, please post a 400-500 word response here in the Discussion Forum for Week #6. This response should be treated as something akin to a reaction paper assignment in that you are telling us what you liked, what you did not like, or what you were confused about. Remember, you are not summarizing the story (we all have read it and know what it is about), rather, you are putting yourself into conversation with it.