Sep You know that the discomfort in your knee is there to give you a message. That it reflects some imbalance in you or your life.
The only outlet for her frustration is her flower garden where she cultivates beautiful chrysanthemums. Steinbeck uses chrysanthemums as symbols of the inner-self of Elisa and of every woman.
She tends her garden and handles the chrysanthemums with love and care, just as she would handle her own children. Elisa is very protective of her flowers and places a wire fence around them; she makes sure "[n]o aphids, no sowbugs or snails or cutworms" are there.
These pests represent natural harm to the flowers, and, just as any good mother, she removes them before they can harm her children. The chrysanthemums are symbolic of her children, and she is very proud of them. She is happy and pleased by her ability to nurture these beautiful flowers.
The portrait of Elisa caring for the flowers as though they are her children is clearly a feminine image, but her masculine image is also observed in her "hard-swept and hard-polished" home This image is carried over into her relationship with her husband.
There is an undercurrent of resentment towards her husband. Henry fails to see his short-comings, but Elisa fails to point them out to him. There is a distinct lack of harmony between them, which causes Elisa to become discontented with Henry. Her resistance to his mundane matters disappears after the tinker romantically describes the chrysanthemums as a "quick puff of colored smoke" By admiring the chrysanthemums, he figuratively admires her.
The chrysanthemums symbolize her sexuality, and she "[tears] off the battered hat and [shakes] out her dark pretty hair" With a few well-placed words from the tinker, her masculine image has been replaced with a feminine one.
By giving him the red flower pot with the chrysanthemums, she gives him the symbol of her inner-self. She begins to feel hope for herself and her marriage as the tinker leaves. She sees a "bright direction" and a new beginning for her marriage. The encounter with the tinker gives Elisa hope and causes her to prepare for a more fulfilling life.
After the tinker leaves, Elisa bathes, scrubbing herself "with a little block of pumice, legs and thighs, loins and chest and arms, until her skin was scratched and red" Elisa sheds her old self by scrubbing and brings new life and change.
She prepares for her night out with her husband. She dresses, lingering in front of the mirror and admires her body, her femininity. She puts on sheer stockings and a beautiful dress and leisurely applies her make-up.
She is looking forward to her evening with her husband.
She hopes Henry will recognize her needs as a woman and provide her with the romance and excitement for which she longs. However, this hope is quickly dashed. Her hope is finally crushed when she sees the flowers on the road.
He, like her husband, has failed to appreciate the very qualities that make her unique as a woman. This one symbolic act has left her with no hope. She realizes that her life is not going to change. Her femininity and sexuality are never going to be fully appreciated nor understood by Henry. She must learn to be content with an unexciting husband and her less-than-romantic marriage.
Her devastation at this realization is complete and leaves her "crying weakly-like an old woman" First they symbolize her children; later they represent her femininity and sexuality.
Elisa feels frustrated with her life because children and romance are missing in her marriage with Henry. Further, her husband fails to appreciate her womanly qualities and her emotional needs.
The encounter with the tinker reawakens her sexuality and brings hope to Elisa for a more exciting and romantic marriage, but her realization that her life is not going to change is crystallized when she sees the flowers thrown on the road.Knee – The knee is a symbol of fealty.
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If you dream about having a hurt knee it represents you inability to get to where you need to be and do the activities that you need to do. The chrysanthemums are symbolic of her children, and she is very proud of them.
When Elisa's husband compliments her on her flowers, she is proud, and "on her face there [is] a little smugness"(). She is happy and pleased by . Surgeons Believe Knee Replacement Works Well. These past few months, a few of my blog posts highlighting research that orthopedic surgery doesn't work have gotten some pushback by orthopedic surgeons on LinkedIn.
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