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What is the symbolism of the "Marigolds" in the section of Autumn ?

The Marigolds referred as flowers are mentioned in the page following the Title Autumn . I wonder what it symbolises for ? Please help me out on this ?

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Marigolds are symbolic of life.... renewal and birth. The marigolds are planted by Claudia and Frieda in the hopes Pecola's baby will have a safe birth. Unfortunately, the flowers never bloom.... foreshadowing the baby's death.


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