in this scene Lizabeth overhears her father crying to her mother about how inadequate he feels because he is unable to provide enough to feed his family
I hate the great depression!!!
this incites Lizabeth into a rage that leads to her destroying Ms. Lottie's beautiful marigolds.
why not let all my anger out on ms. Lotties flowers !
Lizabeth reflects on how ashamed she felt while standing in the ruins of the marigolds with the old woman watching her. When she was older, Lizabeth realized the reason she felt ashamed was that she had destroyed the beauty Ms. Lottie's garden