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The Chrysanthemums

The Chrysanthemums


by John Steinbeck

The Chrysanthemums: Symbols True or False

1. Who has "Planter's hands"? -> Elisa
2. Who in the story feels the most isolated? -> The tinker
3. What does Elisa see on the road that devastates her? -> Her husband cheating
4. What is the symbol of Elisa's prettiness on her date night? -> Mended pot
5. Which of the following phrases is used to describe the Salinas Valley? -> "a closed pot"