The Chrysanthemums Questions and Answers
by John Steinbeck

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In The Chrysanthemums, what are Elisa’s dominant qualities?

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In The Chrysanthemums , Elisa is portrayed as isolated but initially unconcerned with the solitary situation of the farm where she and her husband live. A sensible person, she seems satisfied with her marriage and overall situation; both are secure though dull. They have no children. The narrator’s physical...

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