I guess you could relate this story to modern day New Orleans because alot of the houses are either really run
down or there destroyed. Also because theres alot of poverty in New Orleans and where the main characters live in the story.
You could also link them because of the heat.
This story also reminds me of the movie "O Brother Where
Art Thou," because in the begining of that movie the three guys are escaping from a prison because they did something wrong.
At the end of Marigolds she tears up all of the flowers, therefore, she did something wrong. It also reminded me of that movie
because of where it is set. These are all what Marigolds can be linked to.