Marigolds Storyboard

Marigolds Storyboard
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  • Beginning: Childlike
  • Middle: Transitioning
  • End: Adultlike
  • Lizabeth and Joey went out with a few other friends, they decided to go to Miss Lottie's garden. Lizabeth threw stones at Miss Lottie's marigolds to behead them, everyone else joined in. They  did this because Lizabeth was in a "depressed" state during The Great Depression, and could only think about destroying something. "I cursed and spat on the ground-my favorite gesture of phony bravado. "Y'all children get the stones; I'll show you how to use 'em" (Lines 194-196)
  • Late in the night, when Lizabeth overhears her parents talikng. Her father was crying and her mother comforting him, Lizabeth feels the roles of her parents have been reversed and doesn't know what to do. She panics and wakes up Joey, then begins to sneak out of the house To Miss Lottie's garden where she destroys all the marigolds out of anger, she then realizes this was her last act as a child. "That violent , crazy act was the last act of childhood." (Lines 353-354)
  • Miss Lottie passes, never to replant any marigolds. Lizabeth realizes why Miss Lottie had planted the marigolds now. She understands that they were a form of happiness and hope, in the middle of their cruel and impoverished lives. Lizabeth decides to plant some marigolds of her own in her garden, to be able to represent the true meaning of them. "And I too have planted marigolds" (Lines 385-386)
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