How does the resolution of lizabeth’s conflict in “marigolds” develop the theme? a.)lizabeth realizes that miss lottie is not a witch but a broken person trying to make a little beauty in her world. b.)lizabeth is able to express her deep anger by ripping up all of miss lottie’s marigolds. c.)the late-night outing with her brother brings lizabeth a sense of companionship. d.)lizabeth is able to replace the lost marigolds and bring peace to miss lottie’s life.
Sample Response: Both poems deal with the idea that personal identity has many layers. In "Escape," the speaker feels like others seem to know her better than she knows herself, but she says that she is not what they think. In "To Live," the speaker has two cultures that influence who she is. She also writes about how hard it is to figure out who you are with all the distractions that are around you.
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