24.08.2019-294 views -Marigolds, Lizabeth
English language 1
31 January 2011
The character Lizabeth in " Marigolds" by Eugenia W. Collier is a developing child. Like any other child, Lizabeth truly does her jobs when she is supposed to and runs outrageous when it is time to run wild. Lizabeth explains, " After having a few duties around the tumbledown shanty, Joey and I were free to operate wild in the sun with other children similarly positioned, " (50). When your woman hears her dad weep, she feels dropped and conveys her thoughts on Miss Lottie's marigolds. In the beginning, Lizabeth shows that she is childish; in the center of the story, bothersome events happen which makes Lizabeth lost and the end, she loses her mind and realizes her mistake, making her a sensible person.
Initially, Lizabeth reveals her immaturity when she is disturbing Miss Lottie. Lizabeth and her friends screen their immaturity by chanting madly about Miss Lottie. Lizabeth lets us know she " ran out in the bushes... right toward Miss Lottie chanting madly, 'old witch, fell into a throw away, picked up a cent and thought she was rich! '" (55). This kind of chant really was uncalled for and unnecessary, but they chanted away for the thrill. Lizabeth's immaturity triggers her to annoy Miss Lottie as if she had to. Lizabeth explains, " we had to bother her... exposing in our youngsters and mocking her grow older, " (53). Lizabeth knows she is annoying Miss Lottie, but the girl still continues to trouble her. Consequently , by frustrating and mocking Miss Lottie, they not only reveal their age, but also their immaturity.
In the middle of the storyplot, Lizabeth becomes confused the moment she listens to her dad crying. Lizabeth explains, " My mother, who was small , and soft, was now the strength of the family; my father, who was the rock and roll on which the family had been built about, was crying like the tiniest child, " (56). She finds it very puzzling to hear the " rock" of the family cry. Lizabeth is stunned to hear her dad weep and her mom comfort and ease him. Die...
Cited: Bijou, Eugenia. The Inter Active Reader In addition. McDougal Littel. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littel Inc., 2003. Print. (Collier 48-59)