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...protagonist Elisa Allen, a thirty-five year old rancher's wife who holds a passion for growing chrysanthemums in her garden. Elisa is portrayed as a tough, strong person, and a masculine figure. "Her figure looked blocked and heavy in her gardening costume, a man's black hat pulled low down over her eyes, clod-hopper shoes, a figured print dress almost completely covered by a big corduroy apron." (45) Elisa possesses a great energy for working on the ranch with her husband Henry, but in a way she feels unappreciated by her husband and frustrated with her current life. The married couple seems to get along relatively well, however, their way of talking together is very formal. Elisa's frustration stems from not having a child, and her husband's failure to admire her romantically as a woman. Elisa's outlet for her frustration is her flower garden, which she is exceptional at growing. It is shown by her fine chrysanthemums, "Some of those yellow chrysanthemums you had this year were ten inches across" (46). Her husband however, doesn't really appreciate her gift for growing the flowers but would prefer that she used her gift to grow another crop. "I wish you'd work out in the orchard and raise some apples that big." (46) Henry sees Elisa as a laborer, instead of the effeminate woman which she yearns to be appreciated as, and this fuels her frustrations. The chrysanthemums in this story symbolizes Elisa's confidence and her feminine side. While Henry was busy working,......

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The Chrysanthemums Summary

...Down At a ranch in the Salinas Valley, Elisa Allen tends to her chrysanthemums while watching her husband talk business with some men down by the tractor shed. She does her gardening work with ease and eagerness. She's a strong lady, and she has got planter's hands, whatever that means. Her husband returns from his successful business deal, and he wants to go into town to celebrate. They plan to finish their work for the day and head into Salinas for dinner. With Henry off working, Elisa returns to her chrysanthemums. Enter intrigue. She's interrupted by the arrival of a stranger – a man who fixes pots and pans. He drives up to the house on a ramshackle wagon and asks Elisa for directions and work. Elisa and the man have quite the conversation, and Elisa seems to develop a connection with the stranger (see what we mean about intrigue?). This connection culminates when she passionately tells the man about her chrysanthemums, and gives him some sprouts. Overcome with emotion, she almost reaches out to touch the man, who soon takes off, leaving Elisa all alone and flustered. When he leaves, she returns to the house and bathes and gets dolled up for date night with her hubby. He arrives home and gets ready, too. As they head for town, she sees the chrysanthemum sprouts she had given the man lying by the side of the road. Soon after, Elisa and Henry's car passes the wagon and the man. After discussing their evening out a bit more, Elisa turns away from Henry and cries. The......

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The Chrysanthemums

...Skye Meadows EGL 102-09 John Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums" is about a proud, vigorous woman named Elisa Allen who feels frustrated with her present life. Like Elisa, the chrysanthemums are beautiful, vigorous, and flourishing. Their flowerbed, like Elisa’s home, is neat, orderly and scrupulously authoritatively mandated. Elisa specifically identifies herself with the blossoms, even verbally expressing that she becomes one with the plants when she inclines to them. When the tinker descries the chrysanthemums, Elisa visibly brightens, just as if he had descried her rather than the chrysanthemums. She offers the chrysanthemums to him at the same time she offers herself, both of which he disregards and tosses aside. His repudiation of the flowers additionally mimics the way society has abnegated women as nothing more than mothers and housekeepers. Just like her, the flowers are unobjectionable and additionally nonessential: both are merely decorative and integrate little worth to the world. First, the chrysanthemums denote Elisa’s young children. She is always in her garden and manages the chrysanthemums with love and care, just as she would handle her own children. Elisa is very protective of her blossoms and puts a cable barrier around them; she ascertains "no aphids, no sowbugs or snails or cutworms" are there. "Her terrier fingers destroy such pests afore they can get commenced" ().These pests represent natural harm to the blossoms, and, just as any good......

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...The Trap By Kerima Polotan Tavera Elisa who is only 14 years old and her family transferred from Tayug (in Pangasinan) to Cabuyao (in Laguna). She doesn’t like to transfer from another place because she was going to miss her friend Salud who is already 18 years old. Salud is the person, who is there to listen to her difficult feelings about the things that change in her body like the growing of breasts and menstruation. Salud said goodbye and gave a flying kiss without any tears in her eyes the day that Elisa and her family were ready to drive away and go to Cabuyao. Still Elisa and Salud are writing to each other even they are far from each other. Elisa described the location and the type of house she has in Cabuyao and Salud also writing back with a happy heart. The first day that Elisa resumed schooling, she and her father talked to an old principal named Miss Ramos who is very cold at dealing with her. The principal (whom Elisa called a witch in one of her letters to Salud) seems like didn’t understand the pain and mysterious sense of growing that happened inside Elsa’s body. After a while, using an index finger and thumb, the principal led Elisa to Mr. Gabriel’s class and introduced her to the teacher. On that day, Elisa feels something different about the teacher. For her, he is a good man with happy eyes and with a small and thin body. One day, Mr. Gabriel’s class was weeding the ground when an accident happens to Elisa. When she swung her scythe, she accidentally...

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...Emily vs. Elisa Emily and Elisa were two ladies that were seen as polar opposites, yet, at the same time, lived very similar lives. Odd, you may say, but during the time frame of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, women were expected to be homemakers. They were both happy on the outside, but brewing like a pot of hot soup on the inside. Emily and Elisa both felt trapped in their relationships and isolated from society. They were manipulated by their significant others and felt like prisoners in their own homes. Emily went to extreme measures to get what she wanted, and Elisa continued to live a miserable life with his husband. Emily lived in a small town where everybody knew everybody and lived in a square- shaped home. She wasn’t married but was dating a Yankee named Homer Barron that worked in construction. She was raised by a wealthy family that was well respected by others in the community. When he father passed away, Homer was the only thing she had left. Everyone in the community became concerned when Homer showed no remorse or sadness when her father died. In Emily’s eyes, she still had Homer and the house her father had left her. Emily was looking for more than just a significant other; she wanted to be married. Knowing that Homer was not a marrying man, Emily decided to take matters into her own hands. She went to the local jeweler and decided to purchase some items that would hint to Homer that she was wanting was more. She ordered a silver toilet set with the......

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...ELISA- enzyme linked immunosorbent assay Inledning ELISA kan användas för att identifiera en viss typ av antigen eller antikropp i blodserum eller andra kroppsvätskor. Syftet med vår laboration var att spåra smittkällan av könssjukdomen klamydia. Vi använde oss av kroppsvätskor för att spåra smittkällan av klamydia Sammanfattning Med hjälp av ett enzym som oxiderar färgmolekyl kunde vi spåra smittkällan av klamydia. Vi fick fram att två av 17 elever var källorna till de 8 som var positiva mot klamydia. Materiel och metod Bild 1- blanda din kroppsvätska med en annan kamrat genom att överföra all din kroppsvätska till en annan kamrats plaströr sedan tag tillbaka hälften av blandningen. Upprepa sedan blandningsprocessen 2 gånger till med 2 nya blandningspartner. Bild 2- Märk de tre första brunnarna med ett ”+” för positiv kontroll och de tre följande brunnarna med ”-” för negativ kontroll. Varför vi använder oss av negativa och positiva kontroller är för att se till att antikropparna binder och fungerar. Tre av de resterande brunnarna markerar du med dina initialer och de tre sista med labb-kompisens initialer. Vi använder oss av trippeltest för att eliminera misstag vid utförandet. Bild 3- Överför 50µl med hjälp av pipettspets positiv kontroll till de brunnarna med ”+” markering , detsamma med negativ kontroll och ditt egna prov med dina initialer. Vänta sedan 5min så att proteinerna hinner binda till plasten i brunnarna. Bild 4- (tvätta brunnarna) vänd......

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Chrysanthemums

...Summary Elisa was cutting down last year's chrysanthemums, in the Salinas Valley. Henry (Elisa’s husband) asks Elisa if she would like to go out a restaurant and a picture movie to celebrate his sale. Henry leaves, and Elisa continue to garden, but while she is gardening a man drives up in a wagon. The man asks to do any job like sharpening scissors and fixing pots and pans. Elisa tries to send him away, but the man asks about the chrysanthemums, so Elisa gives him a couple of pots to fix and some money for fixing them and a chrysanthemum to give to the lady he had mentioned. When Henry drives Elisa to dinner, Elisa sees that the man had thrown the plant on the road and she began to cry. Significance of Point of View The story Chrysanthemums is told from a third-person point of view. In the story, the narrator refers to the characters as “he” or “she” rather than “I” and “you”. As well, the story is third-person because we read what the characters think and feel, like a camera recording. For example, this sentence from the story Chrysanthemums, “she heard her husband calling Scotty down by the barn. And a little later she saw the two men ride up the pale yellow hillside in search of the steers.” this sentence is referring to the characters and “she” and “her husband”. When reading the story, you see it through Elisa’s eyes. The affects how she really feels and what she desires. You begin to see that she doesn’t have what she wants. When I look at the world through the......

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Chrysanthemums

..."weaker sex." The social assumptions that women have had held over them has only made women fight harder to shake the stereotypes they have been given and show they are just as independet as men are and are equal to them too. "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck is a perfect example of the aggravation felt by a woman who is only being seen for her sex. The main charater, Elisa, lives with her husband, Henry. Elisa doesn't have any children or a job. Her main focus is her garden and her prize possession, her chrysanthmums. She takes care of these flowers with astounding care, keeping them save from anything that could harm them. The way a mother cares for her child is the way Elisa cares for her chrysanthemums. These flowers show Elisas hard work and dedication. Elisa's garden is a reflection of who she is as a person. She is smart, attractive, ambitious, and has many other great qualities, but just like her chrysanthemums, she has a fence or a boundary that she lives in. Since Elisa has these boundaries, it stops her from being herself, from seeing the world around her and causes her to isolate herself. Elisa gives her chrysanthemums the love and affection that her husband fails to give her. Henry could care less for her garden or her chrysanthemums and most importantly, his wife. By showing no interest in her flowers and down-talking his wife, it soon comes to Elisa's attention that she is slowly, but surely, detaching herself from the world outside of her......

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The Chrysanthemums

...Chrysanthemums Throughout history, women have been considered lower class than men. Women have been treated unequally in society. Women’s intelligence and potential have often been undervalued and ignored. Due to this social misconception of female ability, women sometimes struggle to achieve their dream. In “ The Chrysanthemums”, John Steinbeck describes the female role through his character Elisa Allen whose life is limited, isolated and suppressed by the patriarchal society she lives in. “Elisa is an incipient feminist who dresses and acts like a man and is dissatisfied with a woman's conventional role” (Evans 244). Often times, women have social barriers and limitations that stop them from being able to go out and achieve their dreams. For instance, when a woman is married it is normal for society to see her as a motherly figure/homemaker. If a woman would go out and pursue her own dreams, she would be looked at in a negative way especially in the 1930’s. In the story, Elisa Allen is a strong farm wife who stays at home and takes care of her garden while her husband goes to work every day on the ranch. Elisa is very good at gardening, but she could never work at the ranch like her husband. Her life is limited, and she cannot do anything besides put all her strength into growing the chrysanthemums in her garden. While her flowers are big and beautiful, her husband does not share the same passion for her garden. Instead he only acknowledges her skill by saying, “ you got......

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Proposal

...Character Analysis: Elisa Allen John Steinbeck has a very engaging mind. He not only makes people think when they read his work; he makes them think through a number of scenarios with his tales. I believe that looking at this story, you sense this woman, Elisa Allen, is a woman who is very unhappy with her life. The only satisfaction Elisa gets out of life is being in her garden with her "family" of chrysanthemums. Elisa is very unsettled with her life as a whole. She does not like being stuck on the farm, away from the world and people outside her valley. She does not have any children so she treats her chrysanthemums as if they were her only allowed talent, gift, and special accomplishment, since they are a childless couple.  Elisa lives in the valley with her husband, Henry Allen on a farm in California. Farm life is a hard life, with few distractions, or entertainments that would take her away from the drudgery of her life. Elisa's only personal real passion on the farm is to tend to her garden, which is full of her beloved chrysanthemums. Elisa Allen does not have any offspring of her own so she tends to and treats her chrysanthemums as if they were her precious children. Elisa loves to work in her garden so much that it consumes most of her spare time each day. Elisa’s garden is her private escape, where she is free to daydream, yearn, and wonder about life outside of her valley. Her little fenced in garden not only keeps the dogs and cattle out, but her husband......

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Gamme Globin Analysis Through Rt-Qpcr, Elisa, Facs Study Through Oxidative Stress Management

...experiments in this paper done through instruction in graduate course: Biotechnology laboratory in the natural sciences and mathematics department at the university of texas at dallas, RICHARDSON, TX 75080 march 2016 [Company name] | [Company address] ------------------------------------------------- γ-globin analysis by expression profiling through RT-qPCR, quantification through ELISA, and oxidative stress management analysis by FACS from KU812F cells under treatment by δ aminolevulinic acid, succinylacetone, and N-methyl mesoporphyrin Shaan Sarode, Jose Cordero, and Dr. Li Liu experiments in this paper done through instruction in graduate course: Biotechnology laboratory in the natural sciences and mathematics department at the university of texas at dallas, RICHARDSON, TX 75080 march 2016 [Company name] | [Company address] ------------------------------------------------- γ-globin analysis by expression profiling through RT-qPCR, quantification through ELISA, and oxidative stress management analysis by FACS from KU812F cells under treatment by δ aminolevulinic acid, succinylacetone, and N-methyl mesoporphyrin Shaan Sarode, Jose Cordero, and Dr. Li Liu ABSTRACT Hemoglobinopathies refer to a group of blood related disorders that encompass important disease such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Because many of these disease are hereditary more aggressive genetic therapies are showing promise as possible avenues of treatment. One such method is to......

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Beneatha Younger

...with several symbols that correlate with the time. Elisa Allen seems to be a typical obedient, docile wife who looks after her husband and their home. But as you read on, Steinbeck uses symbols that give deeper insight to Elisa, her marriage, and her feelings. It is realized that there is more to Elisa than initially thought. Elisa is sexually repressed and held captive by a male dominated society that thinks of women as nothing more than mothers and housekeepers. The first significant symbol is the discussion of the weather. Steinbeck describes the winter fog, and how it sits over the valley like a lid on a pot (para 1). This can be seen as a metaphor to describe Elisa feeling trapped in her boring life. There is the mention of the sun shining around the area, on the fields nearby, but no sun in the valley where Elisa lives. The sun is generally associated with warmth and happiness. The fact that it is not present in Elisa’s environment symbolizes that she isn’t happy. The most obvious of symbols is the chrysanthemums. The chrysanthemums are representation of Elisa’s being. She is isolated in the valley; there are no neighbors to speak of. Her husband, his ranch-hand and their dogs are the only people around. She takes pride in her chrysanthemums. This is obvious in the way she cares for them. She is meticulous in the way she trims each plant, killing any creature that may do them harm and prevent their growth. Even though Elisa gets immense pleasure from her flowers,......

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Thesis

...is not over and that a “storm” could be brewing later. Elisa Allen at the age of thirty five working in her flowers garden was married to her husband Henry. “The Chrysanthemums” Elisa had strength and probable frustrate with her life. It was hard to describe what she really look like in her garden costume with a black hat (The Chrysanthemums, pp. 227). She is cutting the Chrysanthemum stalks with a pair of short scissors (The Chrysanthemums, 2012, pp. 228). The story states that her work with the scissors was over powerful (The Chrysanthemums, 2012, pp. 228). With all that energy, Elisa would be able to handle any job given to her. Elisa is a very confidence and strong minded person. This story is about a strong minded women and her garden. In this garden Elisa grow a flower that was called “The Chrysanthemum”. Her husband admire her work raising “The Chrysanthemums and mentioned how he wish she could work in the orchard and raise some apples ten inches big (The Chrysanthemum, 2012, pp. 228). This story is also about Elisa feelings and actions. Elisa was also a dynamic character in this story. She was strong and lonely but yet married to henry. Elisa was a friendly person and became friends with this man. I guess she was interested and decided to dresses up looking nice ready to go out. Elisa character changes threw out the story which finds her in the need for love and attention. Elisa character is a woman who is strong and wants......

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