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FC: Marigolds | By Eugenia W. Collier | Project by: Cameron Martin

1: Eugenia Collier 1928-2003 | "One cannot have both compassion and innocence."

2: About the Author | Collier was born in a racially segregated neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland in 1928. | She came from a well educated family one a physician and the other a teacher.

3: Collier herself attended Howard University where she majored in English literature. | After graduating she attended Columbia University in New York and received her masters degree in Art in 1948.

4: Needless to say Eugenia was well educated at a young age. | She taught English Literature at numerous universities and colleges until she retired in 1992.

5: "Marigolds" was her first published short story and it won the Gwendolyn Brooks award for fiction in 1969.

6: The meaning of marigolds | Most of the time there is a moment in someones life where one realizes they have lost all innocence and gained some compassion. Marigolds shows how one young girl transferred from a child to young adult through her life . Throughout this story another young, but at the same time old , lady's experiences are revealed. In the short story Marigolds, Eugenia Collier's feelings are unmasked through symbolism, diction, and Lizabeth's actions.

8: Lizabeth and her friends went to Mrs. Lotties and threw rocks at her window. | They screamed at Mrs. Lottie that she was a witch | Laying in her bed Lizabeth hears her parents arguing about money problems, | When she awoke she quickly ran to Mrs. Lotties yard. | Lizabeth a young girl who lives in a rural town in Georgia

9: Lizabeth realizes she has just entered adulthood "One person cannot have innocence and maturity" | Mrs Lottie comes outside and Lizabeth realizes shes sad not angry | Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds completely and threw them all over the yard..

12: Sources Cited: | Marigold photo 1: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/7513095/How-to-keep-your-garden-as-pest-free-as-possible.html Eugenia Collier Photo: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bal-md-beach-p2-haddock20111013161116,0,3508684.photo Meaning of marigolds: http://mb.sparknotes.com/mb.epl?b=64&m=1064650&t=140144 p picture 2 of collier: ttp://ericksontribune.com/2009/10/write-of-passage/

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  • Title: Marigolds
  • Short story by Eugena W. Collier
  • Tags: Briggs, english, junior
  • Started: almost 6 years ago
  • Updated: almost 6 years ago

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