Eng112 Presentation - the Chrysanthemum Essay

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The Chrysanthemum by John Steinbeck A presentation by mohamed f. harraz The Chrysanthemum by John Steinbeck Before the internet and TV, people had to find ways to entertain them selves, especially when they are not working. Gardening was one of the ways to do that. Women where exceptionally good at this delicate and caring hobby. In his story “The Chrysanthemum”, John Steinbeck uses the flower Chrysanthemum or mum for short, to symbolize a beautiful middle aged woman who lives on a farm with her husband in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California. The Salinas Valley? Where is the Salinas Valley? Features of the Salinas Valley • Located in Central California. It is part of what is considered the coastal region but the valley itself lines between two mountain ranges, the Gabalin and Santa Lucia. About 90 miles south-east from Salinas. The Salinas River valley is bordered by the interior Diablo mountain range and the coastal Santa Lucia mountain range • The Salinas Valley is the setting for several John Steinbeck stories, including East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, The Chrysanthemums, and Johnny Bear. History of Salinas Valley • The Salinas Valley was the home of the Native American people today known as the Ohlone (Rumsen and Chalon), Salinan, and Esselen. The City of Salinas was founded after Mexico seceded from Spain in 1822 and began granting ranch lands. Named for a nearby salt marsh, Salinas became the seat of Monterey County in 1872 and incorporated in 1874. Chrysanthemum • Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. In Japan there is a "Festival of Happiness“ that celebrates the flower. • The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century. • Linnaeus named it from the Greek word χρυσός chrysous, "golden" (the colour of the original flowers), and ἄνθεμον -anthemon,

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