Old witch, fell in a ditch, picked up a penny and thought she was rich! Old lady witch!
Y'all Git! Go on Home! John Burke! John Burke, come help!
I was sitting in the ruined flowers, crying and crying, and it was too late to undo what I had done
For as I gazed at the immobile face with the sad, weary eyes. I gazed upon the kind of reality that is hidden to childhood
Lizabeth at the beginning of the story is impulsive and doesn't understand Miss Lottie and why she is how she is. This is demonstrated when Lizabeth and the other children decide to throw rocks at Miss Lottie's marigolds and circle around Miss Lottie calling her a witch.
When she is transitioning to an adultlike state of mind she finally starts to feel remorse for what she has done and understands that some things can't be fixed. When she is sitting in the ruined marigolds with Joey she realizes that which is why I choose this scene for her transitioning moment as a character as a whole.
Lizabeth realizes why Miss Lottie plants the marigolds and her eyes are opened to the reality of life. She realizes this when she is gazing upon Miss Lottie's face and is compassionate enough to understand Miss Lottie. This is the defining moment for Lizabeth's character because she thinks about what another person is feeling. As sh says in the book Miss Lottie was just a broken old woman who dared to create beauty in squalor.