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The Chrysanthemums

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Title:The Chrysanthemums
Steinbeck, John   
(2 of 10 for author by title)
The Ears of Johnny Bear
Burning Bright
Published:   1937
Publisher:Harper's Magazine
Tags:fiction, man-women relationships

The story's major theme is about gender roles and the oppression of women. Trapped in her role as "wife", "gardener", and "housekeeper", Elisa longs to have more agency, but can only watch from a distance as her husband negotiates business deals, and ask for small favors like wine at dinner. [Suggest a different description.]


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