"The Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier, begins with Lizabeth and Joey at their home. They are playing, bored, and looking for something to do.
Lizabeth is dealing with the internal struggles and emotions of a young girl growing up. She is confused by her external environment, her father crying, and the poverty that surrounds their daily lives.
Lizabeth and Joey goto Miss Lottie's house. They make fun of her & her son. Her father cries because he is unable to support the family financially.
Lizabeth sneaks out of her house in the middle of the night and destroys Miss Lottie's marigolds.
Miss Lottie sees her pulling out the flowers. She does not even say a word. Her face