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Do flowers represents something about the human personality along with color?
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Certain flowers have different meanings around the world.
The marigold is just a simple flower to Europeans and Americans. In Mexico though it's the flower of the dead and must never be given to living people. It's used to decorate graves and the shrines dedicated to the dead.


It's not "just a simple flower" to Europeans and Americans. Although the knowledge is lost amongst some people, it's prized for it's powerful medicinal properties, and it's not unheard of for us to use it for spiritual healing. For us, how we utilize them is the opposite of that of Mexican culture, because we don't associate them with death and the dead. For us, marigolds are a flower of the living and of healing, and to expel evil spirits. We eat them, too. The flowers used to be the source of yellow cheese dye, in fact.



EDIT (in response to the OP):

Yes, I think they can. As soon as we assign meanings to flowers, they can represent anything.

My favorites are lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), thistle (Cirsium vulgare, Silybum marianum, Onopordum acanthium), passiflora (Passiflora incarnata), black calla lily, wisteria (Wisteria frutescens), and the red spider lily (Lycoris radiata).
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I think I'd have to say that Bleeding Heart is my favorite flower:

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Yeah im sure it does. I also know that some scents from flowers can also change your mood
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To answer you question, ask your English Teacher.


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Humans put meaning into many different things, not just flowers. A red Ferrari compared to a red Yugo. A Knight in shining armor, compared to the Black Knight. An unmarked grave compared to a grave stone with flowers on it. All I did was give examples of things for your mind to compare, and you came up with all kinds of meanings and reasons for each one. Didn't you?

So it is, with flowers. Humans imbue meanings into them as well, and because meaning is a product of language, groups of people agree on what the meanings are, and so, the meanings stick for that group of people. Another group of people, likely got another set of meanings for the same flowers, but that is how language is. Different groups of people speak different languages depending on where they live. Thus, the language of flowers vary where ever you go.

Incidentally, I'll bet not everyone will have gotten the same meanings for the comparison items I listed earlier. In discussion, a consensus will be reached, and the meanings that our group will assign the thought images, I gave as examples, will be reached. Then they will have the agreed upon meanings acceptable to our group.

( I wonder if I made any sense up there...? )


Is it bad that I didn't? I merely pictured the objects you named. Do I lose?
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minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

To answer you question, ask your English Teacher.


Do not have one.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

To answer you question, ask your English Teacher.


Do not have one.


Then that means that you can assign whatever reason you want to.
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Of course flowers represent the human personalities!
There are roses, and lilies, and...
No. I'm sorry...



No one can say for sure,
but the theories, beliefs, and romanticism people relate with flowers are much more fun than not believing.

If you're talking about the flowers themselves,
their actual job is just to aid in the reproduction of the plant.

However,
they usually do this by attracting carriers toward it-
either with visual appeal, sweet scents, and/or traps.
In a way,
the personality of a human may be the same way-
striving to be dazzling enough to attract others, working to overcome obvious appearance to draw people in, or luring unsuspecting victims in to feast on them.

There are countless flowers that are all beautiful in different ways,
just as there are countless personalities that differ from person to person.
Each flower has its own beauty that is recognized by different beings,
like the personality, where each one resonates with another.

I know there is also a "language of flowers" for different cultures,
each of those being related to a certain characteristic/personality,
so I guess to answer your question on a global context,
"It depends".

In the end, though,
both the plants themselves and us are all life.
And the most interesting thing about life is that it always finds a way to shine beautifully despite the hardships.
Even in the most inhospitable environments, there will be a single sliver of beauty in a flower.
Even in the most desperate situations, the humanity of a person shines brightly through its personality.
And, though they bloom so brilliantly in their prime,
both eventually wither and die as time passes and things happen.
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Ah.
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um, flowers are a plants reproductive organ.
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