Elisa Essays

  • Elisa of The Chrysanthemums

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    “Why-why Elisa…. You look strong enough to break a calf over your knee, happy enough to eat it like a watermelon.” (Steinbeck 232) Most people reading this would just pass it off as a tactless man’s attempt to compliment, but is that all it is? In “The Chrysanthemums”, Elisa is a farm wife, whose only passion in life is found in her gardening. Henry, her husband, owns a farm and is oblivious to the monotony of Elisa’s life. Throughout the story, Henry is on the outside, never really understanding

  • The Unfulfilled Elisa in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    The Unfulfilled Elisa in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums “The Chrysanthemums” is a short story in The Long Valley, a collection of short stories by John Steinbeck. This story dramatizes the efforts made by a housewife, Elisa Allen, to compensate for the disappointments which she has encountered in her life. Steinbeck makes it clear that Elisa yearns for something more in her life then the everyday routines of farm life. While Elisa is portrayed as strong, in the end, her strength serves

  • Gliadins Essay

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    proteins which contain eight conserved cysteine residues, some contain an extra cysteine residue which allows them to be linked with other gluten proteins to form large polymers which are essential for flour quality (Altenbach et al, 2010). The indirect ELISA can be used to detect the presence of antibodies and forms the basis of the test for Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (Berg et al, 2002). In this test, viral core proteins (the antigen) are absorbed to the bottom of a well. Antibodies taken from

  • John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    any repressive power in civilization’s power bloc and his strong sensitivity toward any repressed individual” (Timmerman 177). This sensitivity toward repressed individuals is quite evident through the portrayal of the confined cattleman’s wife, Elisa, and her encounter with the tinker. Though Steinbeck often struggled with writing his stories, it is said that this one was one of the hardest for him to write (Timmerman 38). It was a “story of a woman he couldn’t get out of his mind” (Timmerman


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    The story was written by John Steinbeck by the name “The Chrysanthemums”. The story takes a place on a farm in December 1938. The story is based on three characters: Elisa, her husband Henry, and the tinker. Elisa was 35 years old and was married to Henry. She was a hard workingwoman on a farm. It was a virile occupation, compared with her husband who was a businessman. Their relationship wasn’t normal. He didn’t see her as a lady, due to her unattractive appearance. One day the tinker passed by

  • John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    device used to suggest more than its literary meaning. He uses these symbols to look further into the characters and their situations. The character Elisa has a garden, which is more than just a garden, and the chrysanthemums that she tends are more than just flowers. There are actions that she performs in the story, which also have other meanings. Elisa is a country housewife. She is semi-distant from her husband and greatly distant from the world around her. She is a homebody, meaning that she rarely

  • Rosalyn Yalow Interview Essay

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    Interview: 2004? In 1977, Dr. Rosalyn Yalow became a co-winner for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA). Unfortunately, her colleague, Solomon Berson, passed away before he could receive his share of the prize. At an early age, Yalow was mostly interested in mathematics and chemistry. However, when she began her studies at Hunter Women’s College in New York, she became fascinated by physics and completed her graduate studies at the University

  • John Steinbeck's The Chysanthemums

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    its own different way. I hope to outline and give examples of the many different ways that the short story The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck can be interpreted. The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck One morning an energetic housewife named Elisa Henry is working busily in her garden, watching in secret interest as her husband sells cattle to another man. When a peddler drives up to her gate, she is intrigued by the peddler’s lifestyle. She talks to him and he mentions chrysanthemums, and she

  • John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums

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    and shy Elisa Allen. Elisa is routinely planting her yearly sets of Chrysanthemums, which appear to be the sole receptor of her caring and gentle touch, but all the while it is evident that “the chrysanthemum stems seemed too small and easy for her energy.” Her hidden eagerness seems not only out of place, but out of touch with her dry and wilted surroundings, of which her husband, Henry, abruptly interrupts her steady pace. Inquiring of dinner plans, he is quickly shuttered out, so that Elisa can continue

  • Lyme Disease

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    Around 114 people have died, either from partially or directly from Lyme Disease. "What's the cause?" you may ask! Lyme Ticks or more commonly known as Deer Ticks. These little buggers are usually active year round, except during subfreezing temperatures. Spring time is the worst time for these. During spring, the baby ticks hatch and they are so small that they are almost invisible. Now you may be asking yourself, "What does Lyme Disease cause"? It varies with each person. If the doctors can find

  • Feminist Perspective of John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums

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    depicts the trials of a woman attempting to gain power in a man's world. Elisa Allen tries to define the boundaries of her role as a woman in such a closed society. While her environment is portrayed as a tool for social repression, it is through nature in her garden where Elisa gains and shows off her power. As the story progresses, Elisa has trouble extending this power outside of the fence that surrounds her garden. In the end, Elisa learns but does not readily accept, that she possesses a feminine power

  • Abbott Architect ci4100

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    Abbott Architect ci4100 is an automated diagnostic analyzer that integrates i1000SR immunoassay and clinical c4000 chemistry testing on one platform. This improves the performance and efficiency in the lab. This Architect Analyzer has a maximum throughput of up to 800 chemistry and 100 immunoassay tests per hour. An on- board reagent capacity of 55 chemistry, and 25 immunoassay kits. Load capacity of up to 180 samples that can be continuously loaded and unloaded during the testing process with

  • Feminism in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    the central character Elisa Allen.  Elisa’s actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and becomes weak when placed in feminine positions such as going out to dinner with her husband. Steinbeck carefully narrates this woman’s frequent shifts between femininity and masculinity over a short period of time. In the opening of the story Elisa is emasculated by the description

  • Character Roles in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    "her work with the scissors [is] over-eager, over-powerful." When the repairman shows interest in her flowers, Elisa becomes attracted to him. It almost seems like Elisa lives through her flowers, and they are a reflection of her. Even though Henry doesn't pay attention to her garden, Elisa invites the repairman into the garden after just a few minutes. Since Henry didn't seem to care, Elisa felt a sense of strength and beauty after the repairman showed interest. After the meeting with the repairman

  • Essay on Elisa's Unfulfilled Desire in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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    Unfulfilled Desire in Chrysanthemums The "Chrysanthemums" was written by John Steinbeck and introduced in 1937. In this story it is evident that Elisa has suppressed sexual desires that are awakened. At the ripe age of thirty-five, Elisa is at her sexual peak, but because of being betrayed by men, she is unable to fulfill those desires. Elisa Allen is a strong woman. She is strong because of her manly qualities. Her masculinity shines through because of the way she covers up herself. There

  • Comparing Stories: The Astronomers Wife & The Chrysanthemums

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    Mrs. Ames’s inner world. Although both writers give us pretty clear picture of their characters, Boyle does it with more emotions aiming our feelings immediately, unlike Steinbeck who leaves us more space to think about Elisa Allen. Mrs. Ames from “The Astronomer’s Wife” and Elisa Allen from “The Chrysanthemums”, two women in their best ages, did share similar lives. They were loyal wives, of decent beauty and good manners. They were married for some time, without any children and they were fighting

  • Elisa Lam's Death

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    blood and no one got a problem with that”(Crime Scene). This is a quote from the Netflix documentary Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. Elisa Lam’s death has been a controversial topic since her passing in 2013. This is because of the mystery involving her death but, moreso, how it seemed to have just been brushed off by law enforcement. Elisa Lam was 21 years old when she was found dead at the Cecil Hotel in one of the four water tanks on the roof. When she was found, Lisa was completely

  • Elisa Lam Analysis

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    Elisa Lam was a 21 year old Canadian who went to college at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She was the daughter of immigrants from Hong Kong who moved to Canada and opened a restaurant. Elisa was known for her popular tumblr blog, “Nouvelle-nouveau”. She wrote about everything on her blog; everything the thought, did, and saw. She struggled with depression and bipolar disorder and decided to take a trip to the west coast of the United States to get away for a while. Little did Elisa

  • The Chrysanthemums

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    Chrysanthemums" Elisa, poster woman for the feminist movement is a victim of her environment by disconnected. Working attempts to change and coming to realization that she will remain oppressed. Elisa opens her door of acceptance to Tinkerman. She yearns for someone to understand her quest for adventure. Buried in the third world of individualism, behind her fenced flowers, she longs for escape. Despite her efforts, she looks forward to the recognition of her circumstance and imprisonment. Elisa Allen is

  • Elisa’s Unhappiness in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

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    relationship from progressing, whether it be as lovers, partners or parents” (Palmerino 1). What Palmerino does not focus on is where these deep-rooted communications stem from. Because the ideology of patriarchy is so ingrained in both Elisa and her husband, Elisa feels she cannot communicate with her husband or even with herself. In this text, the patriarchal ideology is reinforced by the way the characters are presented and their interactions with one another. When the story begins, Steinbeck