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Transformations in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - When thinking of birds, visualizing them building their nests in cacti certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In the book, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, metaphorically everyone is constantly building their nests in cacti, and evolving from their experiences. From living in attics to taking trips across the country with no destination, characters in this book don't live what society considers the “conventional American lifestyle.” Growing and thriving in unexpected and unusual places and ways is nothing but average throughout the book....   [tags: The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver] 1418 words
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Injustice Towards Immigrants Exposed in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Since the creation of the United States, there have been several enormous waves of immigration into the country. Many people come here to pursue the freedom they have always craved. In the book, The Bean Trees, this is a familiar concept to the characters Estevan and Esperanza. They have migrated from Guatemala all the way to the state of Arizona where they will meet the protagonist, Taylor. Throughout the story Taylor learns the couple’s struggle of being undocumented immigrants in the United States....   [tags: The Bean Trees]
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Taylor's Life Choices in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, protagonist Taylor Greer is not your average teenage girl from Pittman, Kentucky. Taylor refuses to remain in her hometown forever, which only leads to teenage pregnancy and motherhood until death. On a mission to escape Pittman’s stereotypical teenage girl image, she buys a ‘55 Volkswagen and embarks on a journey west. Just when she thinks she is home free, Taylor is left with an abandoned three-year-old American Indian girl. Ironically, Taylor ends up as an unplanned single mother....   [tags: Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, ] 777 words
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Survival in The Bean Trees - Survival in The Bean Trees In 1859, Charles Darwin published his most famous work, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (Encarta 96). This book explained Darwin's theory of natural selection, a process not unlike separating the wheat from the chaff, where the least fit are eliminated, and only the fittest survive. An extension of this theory known as Social Darwinism emerged in the late 19th century. "Social Darwinists believed that people, like animals and plants, compete for survival and, by extension, success in life" (Encarta 96)....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees Essays]
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Motherhood in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the novel, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, we watch as Taylor grows a great deal. This young woman takes on a huge commitment of caring for a child that doesn't even belong to her. The friends that she acquired along the way help teach her about love and responsibility, and those friends become family to her and Turtle. Having no experience in motherhood, she muddles through the best she can, as all mothers do. Marietta was raised in a small town in Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 757 words
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Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees It has often been suggested that some southwestern literature is based on the experiences of others. With this suggestion, it has been demonstrated that these experiences are incorporated with the intention of portraying the experiences of others as a learning tool; for both the reader and the writer. Some may also imply that literature, therefore, may impose a learning opportunity in itself. In correspondence with this belief, it must be suggested that the classic novel, The Bean Trees, could be considered a learning experience for the audience as well as Barbara Kingsolver in relation to the catalyzing character Marietta "Missy"/Taylor Greer along with...   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver Bean Trees Character Analysis] 1057 words
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The Growth of Marietta in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - The Growth of Marietta in The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver, in the novel The Bean Trees, portrays the story of a young woman, Marietta Greer, learning about love, responsibility, friendship and the human condition. All of us can relate to the struggles of every day life; however, it is when we must deal with issues that we would rather run from that show our true character. Sooner or later, we all have to confront issues that life bestows on us.   Marietta embarks on her journey west in a 1955 Volkswagen with a pledge to get away from Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 722 words
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Balancing the Individual with the Community in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees -     In an interview with Barbara Kingsolver by David Gergen, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, Kingsolver states, I think everything I write is about the idea of community and about the special challenge in the United States of balancing our idealization of the individual, or glorification of, of personal freedom and the individual with the importance of community, how to balance those two offices. (Qtd. by Gergen) I found this idea of Kingsolver's to be the basis of her book The Bean Trees....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]
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Seeking Solace in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Seeking Solace in The Bean Trees Many aspects of life are explored in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees. A young woman named Marietta Greer from Kentucky wanted to strike out on her own, leaving behind everything she ever knew, just to start a new life. Many children want to do this at an early age so they can experience life on their own yet they don't realize the dangers involved.. Everyone that leaves the solace of their own home needs loving support to keep them going through life....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 728 words
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The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Life is constantly changing, like clouds in the sky; always shifting and turning. People never really know which way life will turn next, bringing them fortune or failure. When you look at how things change it is best to compare it to something that you can relate it to. The changeable nature of life can be related to the novel 'The Bean Trees.' This is a book written almost entirely on dealing with changes in the characters lives....   [tags: Life Changes Bean Trees Essays Kingsolver] 515 words
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The Bean Trees - The Bean Trees is a novel which shows Taylor’s maturation; it is a bildungsroman story. Taylor is a developing or dynamic character. Her moral qualities and outlook undergo a permanent change. When the novel begins, Taylor is an independent-minded young woman embarking on an adventure to a new world. She has no cares or worries. She is confident in her abilities, and is determined to make it through life on her own. As she discovers new things and meets new people, Taylor is exposed to the realities of the world....   [tags: Character Analysis, Taylor] 2754 words
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - 1) Taylor is a practical and worldly young girl from Kentucky that lives with her mother, Lou Ann. She views her hometown as tiny and stifling, and she wants to avoid getting pregnant by escaping to a more interesting life. Some qualities that make her “escape” are that she has a sense of personal pride and knows how to stand up for herself as well as a determined mind to preserve herself. She is also a strong and compassionate person, committing her courage for the good of others. 2) Taylor’s mother influences Taylor to act more boldly and fight hard for her rights....   [tags: story and character summary] 520 words
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The Bean Trees Mother Figures - ... “You’re acting like it’s a lost cause and that I am telling you to do something stupid. All I’m saying is, there’s got to be some way around them taking her, and you’re not even trying to think of it,” (Kingsolver 235). Lou Ann was motivating Taylor to get up and find a way to legally adopt Turtle. She was acting as a mother figure to both Turtle and Taylor by motivation. She was also showing fear of loosing Turtle. Lou Ann was seen helping Taylor take care of Turtle multiple times, and this care was followed by love....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, story & character analysis] 571 words
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Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - ... (11) Kingsolver" Mama wasn't convinced and waited for her to fix the tires. It must have put a dent in her fear, because later on as the story develops she found her self working at a tire shop. There at the tire shop she met Mattie, and Mattie took up a role like Mama did in her live. Mattie taught Taylor that all a tire could do was knock the breath out of you. It had to of worked cause Taylor continued her job there.>>>>> Taylor had many unforeseen misfortunes come her away in the novel....   [tags: coming of age] 605 words
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The Bean Trees - There were many sacrificial elements that existed in The Bean Trees. Sacrifices that the characters in the novel made for the benefit of others or themselves. These sacrifices played a role almost as significant as some of the characters in the book. Some prime examples of these sacrifices are Mattie’s will to offer sanction to illegal immigrants, the fact that Taylor sacrificed the whole success of her excursion by taking along an unwanted, abused Native-American infant, and Estevan and Esperanza’s decision to leave behind their daughter for the lives of seventeen other teacher union members....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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The Bean Trees - “The Bean Trees” In The Bean Trees there are lots of themes that add up to a well-made story. One of the more obvious themes is that of immigration and the Underground Railroad that Mattie helps run. Within the book there are also several references to child abuse. Another is that of Teen pregnancy that is introduced early on. This however is not all of the themes that are used, but they are some of the more prominent and reoccurring ones in the novel. One of the themes is teen pregnancy, it however is primarily only talked about it the first chapter....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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The Bean Trees - The Bean Trees Differences in Characters In "The Bean Trees," by Barbara Kingsolver, readers are given the chance to see how two characters that have completely different lifestyles come together and deal with everyday problems, family relationships, and motherhood. Lou Ann chose a lifestyle that would cause her to get married, have a baby and move away right after high school....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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The Bean Trees - Taylor's fears 		In the Story, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingslover we see a character named Taylor overcome several fears that she has. Taylor Greer, a woman who once saw a man being thrown several feet up into the air shortly after his tractor tire blew up, never did really like tires. She always seemed to think that the same thing might happen to her if she ever did something like, overfilling it too much with air. Her mom, who was fairly normal, decided to test Taylor's tire-changing-skills shortly after she bought her ‘55 Volkswagen....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - Running Head: THE BEAN TREES Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care of her. She end up in a town outside Tucson and soon makes friends which she will consider family in the end....   [tags: essays research papers] 2538 words
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Social Critism in The Bean Trees - Social Critism in The Bean Trees Throughout the novel, kingsolver shows that poverty is very prominent in the U.S, despite the fact that it is a very rich country. From the beginning of the book the main characters mother is shown having to call the women she cleaned houses for miss. ".. I stamped my foot and told my own mother not to call me Mariette but Miss Marietta, as I had to call all the people including children in the houses where she worked to Miss this or Mister that."(p2) The fact that Taylor's mother had to clean other peoples homes, including their toilets, tubs, and dishes....   [tags: Sociology, Poverty] 317 words
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Abandonment in The Bean Trees - Abandonment in The Bean Trees Abandonment is a feeling known to many people. There are different types and levels of abandonment. In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, many characters have been introduced to the feeling of abandonment. Abandoning or being abandoned is constant in the novel and Kingsolver uses it to link all of the characters together. Taylor Greer has lived in Kentucky all her life. Yet, the life available to her in Kentucky is not what she always dreamed of: "none of these sights had so far inspired me to get hogtied to a future as a tobacco farmer's wife" (3)....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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The Comparison of Paternalism In "The Bean Trees" and Animal Dreams - Imagine one is in a situation of being mentally ill, completely dependent on people to take care of them and making decisions on behalf of them. This is a very common situation in our world to keep people safe. This practice is called paternalism. Merriam- Webster defines Paternalism as “the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates' supposed best interest”. Many individuals simply define it as the lack of control one has....   [tags: literature, Kingsolver novels]
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The Bean Trees - The Bean Tree   Write a composition based on the novel you have studied discussing the basis for and impact of individual choices. What idea does the author develop regarding choices. 	Living is about making choices. The choices people make shape their lives for better or worse. Even the decision not to choose has its effects, often not wanted. But the individual who chooses to make positive choices and to act accordingly is more likely to see his or her life reflect his or her beliefs and desires....   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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The Theme of Uncertain Journey in the Bean Trees - The Theme of Uncertain Journey in the Bean Trees Uncertain journeys are numerous in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees. Many characters in the novel put their current lives aside to go off in hopes of finding a better one. By embarking on these journeys, the plot lines begin and end with risk taking. Taylor’s move away from Pittman and her taking Turtle, Louann not going after her husband, and the many risks of Estevan and Esperanza, create conflicts which drive the plot of The Bean Trees. While growing up Taylor knows that she has no desire to live the life of the average young girl from Pittman....   [tags: Eglish] 749 words
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When I Was Gone by Sue Miller and The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The loss of belonging is often perceived as a negative concept; however, this loss sparks a long journey to self-discovery which ultimately transforms an individual. In Sue Miller’s When I Was Gone and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, the female protagonists, Jo Becker and Taylor Greer, are consumed by emptiness and a sense of loss. With adolescence comes pressure; they are pressured to conform to notions of social conventions. However, this pressure eventually leads to a reluctance to conform to social expectations and they soon reject societal views....   [tags: role of women, motherhood, docile]
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Taylor's Journey of Personal Growth in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover - ... Taylor leaving Kentucky is showing how she is becoming more of a risk taker and although not knowing exactly where she is headed seems a bit irresponsible I believe it is exactly the kind of risk Taylor needed to take. It is scary to leave the only place you have ever known but Taylor is courageous and this courage she has grows throughout her journey . The best way for her to grow and learn is through experience and that is exactly what she got. It is ironic that she left Kentucky to avoid getting pregnant, and then right in the beginning of her journey she is thrown into motherhood....   [tags: motherhood, courage, love]
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Comparing the Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees - Political and Social Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees     Perhaps The Poisonwood Bible is Barbara Kingsolver's best work. It was while reading this book (which centers around The Congo and what the western world has done to this country) that I began to make the connection that all of Kingsolver's books contain a political and social message. She uses her stance as an author to illuminate her readers to situations and issues that she feels are important. Kingsolver's voice can be heard in Animal Dreams when the main character, Codi talks about what happened to her sister, Hallie in Nicaragua, and how unaware Americans were to what was happening in that country....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Effect of Multiple Plots in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Bean Trees, written by Barbara Kingsolver, uses multiple plots throughout the novel. At the beginning, two plots are introduced. One involves Missy/ Taylor, the protagonist in the story, and the other involves Lou Ann. Kingsolver unites these two plot by having them move in together. Other minor plots describe the life of other characters such as Estevan and Esperanza, Edna and Virgie, and Mattie. Multiple plots in The Bean Trees increase suspense and depth in the story. The main characters in The Bean Trees are Taylor and Lou Ann....   [tags: essays research papers] 697 words
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The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver In Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” the main theme of the story lies within the role female characters, yet emphasis of the story is on the female characters, but the male characters have the same type of conflicts as the females throughout the story. Kingsolver’s style of writing raises problems that modern people can relate to: “In her stories Kingsolver addresses conventional relationships in contemporary situations: single mothers juggling responsibility… married couples considering parenthood… estranged lovers or families trying to bridge gaps they do not understand” (Hirabayashi)....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Theme of Maturity in The Bean Trees and The Catcher in the Rye - How does one know that a person is maturing. Are there signs. What defines maturity. “A mature person assumes responsibility for his or her actions” (“Maturity”) but does that mean someone who cannot do that should not be considered mature. In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, both Holden and Taylor go through a period in their lives where they start “putting aside ‘toys’ and fantasies...seeing the world as it really is” (“Maturity”). For Taylor, adulthood is thrust upon her when she “inherits” Turtle, while for Holden it takes till the end of the book--when he is with Phoebe--to realize....   [tags: J.D. Salinger Barbara Kingsolver] 929 words
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Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees - Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees        The etymological relationship between "father" and "homeland" goes back to the Latin words for both: pater (father) and patria (country). Fatherland, Vaterland, patrie... all these words meaning "home country" bring to mind fatherly images. Likewise, the words "patriot" and "patriotic" echo "patriarch", or the grandfatherly head of a family or clan. The drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are lovingly known as the "founding fathers"; first president George Washington is called the "father of our country"....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing the Family of Kingsolver’s Bean Trees with the Ideal Family of Socrates - Comparing the Family Presented in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees with the Ideal Family of Socrates In The Republic, Socrates idealized the perfect city. One of the aspects that he deliberated on was the raising of children and family structure. The conclusion reached by Socrates is that no parent will know his own offspring or any child his parents (457 d). It was Socrate's belief that the best atmosphere would be created in a communal upbringing of the city's children. In the same sense, he believed that they should take every precaution to insure that no mother knows her own child (460 c)....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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A Worn Path, The Bean Trees, Little Women, How It Feels To Be Colored Me, and the The Piano - Courageous and Heroic Women in A Worn Path, The Bean Trees, Little Women, How It Feels To Be Colored Me, and the The Piano   Women have been heroic and courageous throughout history, though not all of these heroic (or courageous) adventures have been shown in any way.  Some of women’s heroic and courageous adventures are portrayed through short stories, books, and movies.  Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path,” Barbara Kingsolver’s book The Bean Trees, Louisa May Alcott’s book Little Women, Zora Neale Hurston’s story “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” and the movie “The Piano” all show women going through their own amazing and heroic adventures.  In these stories, the authors and direc...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Current and Future Status of the Cocoa Bean - Current and Future Status (description, current usage, forecast of future requirements, suppliers, price, terms, annual expenditures, mode of transportation, current contracts) DESCRIPTION The cacao bean (cocoa bean) is a commodity that comes from the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao – the food of the gods), an evergreen tree that begins to bear when it is 4-5 years old. The tree can grow up to approximately 50 feet in the wild although cocoa trees on plantations are kept between 15-25 feet tall because they are typically grown under a canopy of taller trees, which makes harvesting easier in addition to protecting them from strong winds....   [tags: usage, requirements, price, terms, varities] 968 words
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When Loss Is A Gain Bean Tree - When loss is a Gain Barbara Kingsolver makes her characters change and grow through negative experience. The three main character's loses gain them maturity. Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees reveals through the characters Lou Ann, Turtle, and Taylor, that everybody needs to experience some loss before they can mature. When Lou Ann loses Angel she gains independence. She comes across a problem with Angel, her lover, who requests a divorce and then leaves her behind. When he comes back begging for her acceptance, 'Angel had changed his mind about the divorce.';(p.157), she dominates Angel and moves on by herself and with Taylor....   [tags: essays research papers] 450 words
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Been Trees - The Bean Trees In the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, many social issues are discussed. One social issue that is addressed is adoption. Adopting a child is an experience that promises to bring great joy as it changes a couple or individual’s life forever. Adoption offers a chance at a new beginning for many children previously cared for by orphanages and foster homes. Families constitute the building blocks of society. They provide children with the love and security needed to grow into healthy adults....   [tags: essays research papers] 909 words
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Types of Coffee - When discussing different types of coffee, there are many variables that come into play. True coffee conneseurs know where their favorite coffees are grown and how they have been roasted. Different growing regions affect the beans in relation to weather, growth season and soil. Two identical trees grown in differing regions will produce coffee beans with different qualities and tastes. In many cases, coffees are blended to achieve a specific taste. A true coffee aficionado will need to understand the differences between beans from specific regions as well as roasting techniques....   [tags: Bean Roasts, Variables] 837 words
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Non-Timber Forest Products - Non-timber Forest Products does not increase the rate of deforestation because they are harvested without damaging the trees and timbers. Plus, most of the NTFPs are based on forest environment. That means without forests, it is not really possible to acquire NTFPs. Besides traditional timber forest products, NTFP is another major resources from forests. Technically, NTFPs are defined as “all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use.” These include rattan and other materials for craft making, forest fruits, resins, gums, medicinal plants and honey....   [tags: deforestation, environment, timber, trees] 679 words
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Forests and Coniferous Trees - ... Deciduous trees are basically the opposite of what a coniferous tree would be, just like when the coniferous tree grows in an upward path, deciduous trees grow in an outward path, letting the branches and the leaves hang far from the tree itself. Deciduous trees have flat leaves that need sunlight and water in order to survive. The leaves start falling during the seasons of fall, and all the leaves fall from the tree at the time of winter, when it’s cold, and not enough heat from the sun, but the leaves start growing again during the spring seasons, when it gets warmer and when there’s more precipitation....   [tags: boreal trees, deforestation] 638 words
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The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter - Trees have fascinated humans for thousands of years and have played a major role in mythologies all over the world, largely because of their utility, longevity, and often impressive stature. Additionally, trees play a major role in the ecology of the Earth by reducing erosion and moderating the climate by removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing large amounts of carbon in their tissues (Kozlowski 1971). Trees have copious uses for all different types of plants and animals; food, shelter, fuel, and timber being a few of the most common uses....   [tags: The Life of Trees]
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God's Omnipotence and Omnipresence in Joyce Kilmer's Trees - The famous poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer is a lyrical poem that focuses on nature, in which God has made. A tree is used in this poem to emphasize how the works of men is incomparable to the works of God. This poem is a proclamation of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. An aabbccdd rhyme scheme is used in this short but well expressed couplet. Personification is frequently used frequently throughout the poem to make it evident to the readers that God’s creation of nature is living. For an example, in stanza 2, Kilmer says, “A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast”, verifies that nature works hand in hand with one another for survival and lives....   [tags: Essays on Trees]
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Enders Game: The Parallels and Distinctions of Bean and Ender -       Bean and Ender have many similarities that set them apart from their peers in times of peril. Their intelligence made them the most promising weapon in the war against the buggers, rating highest among the smartest children in the world. This is surprising on account of the dissimilarities of their lifestyles before they went to battle school. However, before and during battle school Bean and Ender had to cope with being small. Ender and Bean were both prodigies in their time, but ironically they had completely different personalities....   [tags: Ender's Game Bean Ender Essays] 938 words
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The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. - The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. "I agree to my books being read as existential or as structural works, as Marxist or neo-Kantian, Freudianly or Jungianly: but above all I am glad to see that no one key will open the lock". The above quotation perhaps shows more than anything else the ambiguity of Calvino's works. The obsession to label all narratives arises from our compulsion to make sense of this world, as literary generic categories form part of our cosmologies....   [tags: Calvino Baron Trees Essays]
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Suppression of Individuality in Radiohead's, Fake Plastic Trees - Suppression of Individuality in Radiohead's, Fake Plastic Trees "Fake Plastic Trees" criticizes how modern society stifles individuality and forces people to swallow idealized conceptions of how life should be. The whole song centers on the idea that humans, either through their own fallibility or through society's relentlessness, easily and obliviously mold their lives according to the unspoken standards they set on themselves. The result is a shallow, artificial, "fake plastic" living that perpetuates itself and destroys uniqueness....   [tags: Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees Essays] 789 words
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Analyzing Wilbur’s Orchard Trees, January - Analyzing Wilbur’s Orchard Trees, January By reading one of Richard Wilbur’s poems, one can get extremely confused while trying to find the actual meaning of the poem. Someone could take the easy way out and not try to get deep down into the poem to find the real meaning, or one could investigate the poem and learn what Wilbur is trying to get across to the reader. In "Orchard Trees, January," one could pick up what Wilbur is trying to say if one takes the time to think about it. On some of his poems, though, it is nearly impossible to know what he is talking about....   [tags: Wilbur Orchard Trees January Essays] 538 words
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The King of Trees - To what extent do the belief systems in The King of Trees act as a means of enforcing societal norms. Social norms are a natural part of any society and influence the course of human behavior. Societal culture is based generally on the interrelationships of fairly like-minded people with a shared belief system of accepted norms which leads to trust and predictability, and a stable community. The novellas in The King of Trees by Ah Cheng set in Communist China explores the expectation of conforming to societal rules with stories told from the perspective of characters who question why people are blindly following the expected social norms of the culture....   [tags: belief systems, scietal norms, literary analysis]
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The Value of Trees - Trees are usually considered as bland, unusual objects that are usually taken for granted; however, I believe there is more to a tree that meets the eye. They supply oxygen and shade. During the holidays, trees are able to spread holiday cheer by wearing holiday decorations. Through providing, they are always beneficial to the needs of others. Rather than having striking beauty like a flower, trees have are grounded and possess a gentle beauty; they are adapted wildflowers to their environment....   [tags: Tree Roots, Comparison: Life] 779 words
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The King of Trees - Throughout the segment for this book, I was introduced to many projects that helped me develop a better understanding of the plot and how different perspectives of the Chinese population were displayed through the characters, especially the heroes. I was allowed to choose this topic as one of my research projects in which I looked at Confucius texts and read about filial piety in order to understand one of the many factors that influenced the characters: family. These family values can be attributed to the deep-rooted culture in China, the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Cultures, Old Habits, and Old Ideas....   [tags: Use of Heroes, Chinese Population, Literature]
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Sawney Bean vs. Mary Frith Otherwise Moll Cutpure - The very different, but yet somewhat similar accounts of Sawney Bean and Mary Frith, who is also known as Moll Cutpurse, contain aspects of a traditional criminal biography. In these narratives Bean and Frith share a similar life style growing up, however, the way their lives end are very different. Throughout their lives both of the main characters are seen as “unnatural” to the people around them. The crimes that they commit and the way they act in public are extremely abnormal. Through analysis of these two narratives, and considering the important similarities and differences that are portrayed, we discover that with similar starts in life the choices these characters made has lead them...   [tags: traditional criminal biography, morals]
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