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    Animal Dreams "'Stop it!' I yelled. My heart was thumping. 'You're killing that bird!'" - Codi Noline, Animal Dreams Those are the words of Codi Noline, a brave heroine with her mind set on rescuing a beautiful but defenseless peacock from horrible torture by a group of demented children on her first day back in her hometown of Grace, Arizona.  Much to Codi's chagrin, the bird turns out to be just a piñata, spilling candy and bright treasures rather than a gory mass of blood and bone.  The

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    The Character of Alice in Animal Dreams She is dead.  She does not appear physically but haunts mentally.  She is Codi and Hallie's mother Alice, the late wife of Homero Noline.  Throughout the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, Alice impacted the characters, action, and theme(s). When Alice passed away she took part of Homer with her.  What she left was a misfit of time and circumstance; an emotionally distraught and distant man who attempted to resemble a father but veered

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    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

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    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

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    Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Although, on the surface, Animal Dreams is a book about family conflict, the central theme is about self-discovery. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a story about a family who lived in the town of Grace. The history behind Grace is very vivid and descriptive. The family that becomes the reader's concern, is the Noline family. The family members are Homero Noline and his daughters Cosima and Halimeda. Cosima or Codi, as she is known in

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    Philip Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, many animals have become extinct, which then lead to the creation of robotic animals; all a result of World War Terminus. As a result of the extinction of many species, it can be difficult and expensive to get a hold of a real animal so many chose to buy the robotic animals. The creation of robotic animals is beneficial to buyers as they are cheaper then real animals. In the novel, real animals and mechanical animals play a role in a way that allows

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    Do Animals Dream

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    Do Animals Dream Introduction: Having various animals growing up I have always wondered what they were doing while they slept. Did they just lay there in a deep sleep or could they have the capability of having a dream? This is a question I have never answered over the years and would like to explore now to find out the answer. I've watched different pets throughout my life while they slept but could never tell if they were dreaming. I noticed that different kinds of animals sleep in

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    common conflicts seen in other novels are person versus society, as in The Scarlet Letter when Hester is forced to face her mistake of adultery due to the obsession of the unforgiving town. An example of an internal conflict is present within Animal Dreams, when Cody must decide where she belongs and must also deal with the pain of her lost baby. These types of conflicts and more are visible within the novel entitled The Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan. Three prominent conflicts seen in The Joy

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    internet, health journals, etc. In Kingsolver’s novels The Bean Trees and Animal Dreams, there are characters that show characteristics of paternalism because of everyone’s inability to be civil individuals. Arrogance is shown towards an individual’s community, neglect is shown from The United States government towards indigenous people, and abuse is prevalent in a family setting. An arrogant character in Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams is Doc Homer, who lives in Grace, Arizona. After marrying his second cousin

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    Life is full of dreams. Even more so of dreams that have wilted away with the breath of time. Some dreams one may look upon with regret, some with bittersweet feelings, and some with a sense of “what if.” Moreover, some dreams fester in one’s mind, ever painful, but can heal when given the right treatment. Looking back on the few years that I have lived, many of my aspirations in life correspond with the similes in Langston Hughes’ “Harlem.” The breviloquent but inspirational open-form poem addresses

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