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.
Later on in the story after trying to live on her own with turtle and getting a job at a burger derby and getting fired she decides to find a roommate. Her and turtle have been getting along and Taylor is becoming more like a mother to her. She has looked for a couple of places to live but none really suit her that well. The last house she visits belonged to Lou Ann Ruiz whose husband(angel) left her and she now lives on her own with her new born baby. After getting to know each other for 10 minutes Taylor and Lou Ann immediately find a connection between one another.
Although it was the goal of her to avoid getting pregnant, now she finally understands that being a mother is such a wonderful experience that anyone can ever have. Honestly, Taylor loves Turtle with her whole heart and will make Turtle feel safe. Taylor becoming a mother is a great advantage for Turtle because Taylor has very good personalities that will make Turtle a happier girl and eventually get influenced by it.Firstly, Taylor’s car is an important thing that helped Taylor to move out of her little town of Kentucky. Secondly, a memorable event that occurs to Taylor is Turtle’s first-word “bean” because Taylor has made Turtle to feel comfortable enough to talk to Taylor and everyone else. Finally,
Taylor is the name she adopts at the place where her car runs out of gas, in Taylorville, Illinois. 	However, what starts out as a commonplace search for personal opportunities soon turns into a test of her character and beliefs, and of her ability to face and overcome obstacles. On her way west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she acquires a completely unexpected child. The baby girl is given to her outside a bar, by a desperate Indian woman. Taylor moves on to Tucson, Arizona, with Turtle, as she calls the little girl.
While it may work for some readers, it was so casual that it seemed more like a blog post then an educational book. There are many ways to keep a book fun and informal without losing credibility and failing to make readers think critically. It seemed as though she purposely dumbed-down her language in order to seem more accessible to young feminists, which in turn actually harmed the arguments that she was making. For example, in her most serious chapter, “The Blame (and Shame) Game”, she still uses made-up words like “fuck... ... middle of paper ... ...ortant issues. Admittedly, this writing may engage some readers, but did not do so for me.
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. Historical Context From as early as the time of the early European settlers, Native Americans have suffered tremendously.
While looking out for the young girl, Taylor learned how to take care of someone other than herself. Once Taylor separated herself from her mother, she was given Turtle to look after, thus the cycle of motherhood would continue. Making the trip to Oklahoma to take Esperanza and Estevan, her illegal immigrant friends, to a safe church as well as adopting Turtle as her own, Taylor was reborn into a person who would look after others. She came around to accept her “family,” however unconvention... ... middle of paper ... ...etables and other objects shows that once someone has been planted in a safe environment, they begin to thrive and prosper. Also, the burying of objects could represent the death of her mother.
Within the novel Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, the reader is introduced to a young women named Marietta, Missy, and she later on renames herself Taylor. Taylor story is much like a coming of age story, and she many new lessons along the roads of life. She learns how to deal with unforeseen troubles, phobias, and the many forms of love, and because these inner actions she learned to see a new outlook on life.>>>> Taylor started off as a young country girl in Pittman Country, and was traumatized by the mishap of Newt Hardbine's fathers over fulled tire incident. Taylor said "a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine father over the top of the Standard Oil sign. (1) Kingsolver" It was more than enough to in steel an internal fear of tires.
Of course there are things in society that women don’t do, or just aren’t a part of, but I am not one to be against that. What’s else interesting in the reading of ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ is that Isabel fell to something she would have been ... ... middle of paper ... ...hanged so much. Sometimes I wish that I’d been born back in those times, even if I don’t believe in some of the behavior. I will definitely buy another book from Henry James or another author similar to the pieces done by Henry James. I really enjoyed the thoughts I came upon while reading this book.
As she grows accustomed to placing Annie as her mother and referring to her as “momma”, she develops trust and affection that places Annie in a hierarchy in Maya’s eyes. In this sense, her concept of motherhood is one that inspires trust based on strength of character and ability to offer comfort and assurance. Regarding her mother Vivian, Maya showcases trust when she asks her about the changes in her body and whether she could be a lesbian based on these changes or a lack thereof. Vivian further evokes Maya’s trust when she allows her to cut school when Maya does not feel like attending classes after she started working as a bus conductor. Another concept of motherhood as featured is that of strength where after her parents divorce, Maya’s mother is able to move on with her life and even support her daughter against her boyfriend, Mr. Freeman.