Why did Lizabeth go to Miss Lottie's house and tear up her marigolds?
Lizabeth went to Miss Lottie's house and tore up her flowers because she was sad and hurt at the same time. Her mother and
father had very little money, and she felt betrayed by her family. She wanted to feel loved and there was no one there to
love her or spend time with her besides her younger brother and she felt the burden of having to care for him as well as deal
wih the stress in her own life. It was a complicated issue and she feels like there is no way to vent. It all boils over and
she feels the need to let it all out, so she goes and kills the only truly beautiful thing in her life.
What Do The Marigolds Symbolize?
The Marigolds symbolize hope because even though Miss Lottie lost everything she still plants the Marigolds because she
doesn't have anything else to look forward to. Without those Marigolds she would probably be very depressed and not have anything
good to take care of. Thats why I think the Marigolds symbolize hope.
How does Lizabeth relate to Miss Lottie?
Lizabeth relates to Miss Lottie in many ways. They both are stuck in poverty, with very little hope of leaning anytime
soon. They both feel desperate for a little bit of beauty in their sad little community. They both want to help the members
of their community in little ways, but are unsure of their ability to help out. Miss Lottie tries to help in the only way
she knows how, and that is by planting marigolds, and Lizabeth doesn't yet know who to help.