by John Steinbeck
The Chrysanthemums Characters
Meet the Cast
Elisa is our girl. She's a rancher's wife, an awesome gardener, and a pretty strong lady. But still, she doesn't quite seem happy with her day-to-day life, so when the tinker approaches and the pai...
FYI: we'll call him the tinker because that's how readers and critics commonly refer to him. But don't forget – we never actually learn this man's name. At some point, it would probably prove wor...
Honestly, we can't help but feel a little sorry for the dude. A well-meaning rancher and husband to our Elisa, he seems downright bewildered by his own wife. When he jokes about going to the fights...