9th grade english Marigolds questions answers
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What was the story's setting-that is when and where does the story take place.
the story takes place in rural Maryland in the 1930s during the great depression,lots of people did not have jobs.they where poor.with little or no money (hard times}
Who is Miss Lottie? Describe the children's confrontation with her.
Miss Lottie,seemed to be at least a hundred years old.now she looked bent and drawn but still a big framed,person. Her skin was smooth,dark reddish brown,her face dad indian-like features. The kids annoyed her by whizzing pebble,s in to her flowers yelling a dirty words then dancing away from her rage.
What does Lizabeth discover about her parents when she overhears their conversation
Lizabeth, listen,s to her mon and dad talking,her dad is crying,because he can not get a job.and her mother is now the main provider he feel,s helpless.and hopeless. Everything was suddenly out of tune
What does Lizabeth do to miss lot tie's flowers just before dawn
She leaped furiously into the mounds of marigolds and pulled madly,trampling and pulling and destroying the perfect yellow blooms
Lizabeth says that destroying the marigolds was her last act of child-hood . Why does she think of herself as standing on her own as an adult.
She stood face to face with Miss Lottie,awkward and ashamed.She knew at that moment,she lost her innocence. In that humiliating moment,she looked into the depths of another person.This was the beginning of compassion,and one cannot have both compassion and innocence