An arrogant character in Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams is Doc Homer, who lives in Grace, Arizona. After marrying his second cousin, Athena, he is sent to fight in World War II. Doc also decides to go to medical school while stationed in Illinois. While trying to erase his past as a white trash individual, Doc decides to publish a study in the American Journal of Genetics on ...
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...ic features; it would be interesting to see where these negative emotions stem from. Her bibliography states no history of ever being betrayed by her own small town community in Kentucky, she was never discriminated by the American government, nor has someone abused her. The following quote could lead one to believe Kingsolver could have many dark secrets and writing is her outlet to share them or to heal. “Write about what you know and care deeply about. When one puts one’s self on paper — that is what is called good writing.”- Joel Chandler Harris
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Bean Trees: Novel. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Print
Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal Dreams: Novel. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. Print
Merriam-Webster. "Paternalism." Merriam-Webster. Britannica Company, 2014. Web. 29 May 2014.
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