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    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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    realm. Language is not the main focus of this novel, though. Therefore, the reader must look much, much closer at this issue. Close reading leads to a better understanding of each and every message and theme in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible. Works Cited Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel. New York : Harper Perennial, 1999, c. 1998. Print.

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    it into a story to share with the world. Barbara Kingsolver expresses her ideas on sexism, cultural imperialism, and religion by creating the fictional story of the Poisonwood Bible using her own life experiences as content for the story. Childhood events can massively affect the direction and outcome of one’s life. Childhood is where people develop the aspects of themselves that determine who they are as a person and what they represent. Barbara Kingsolver fervently explores cultural imperialism

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    sense of self. But along with all these great things come regret, guilt, and shame of past events. Everyone deals with these in different ways, sometimes turning to religion and denial as coping mechanisms. In the novel The Poisonwood Bible, By Barbara Kingsolver, each member of the Price family deals with a personal guilt either gained while on their mission in the Congo or long before. This novel exemplifies the different types of guilt the Price family experienced throughout their stay in the Congo

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    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

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    ones that need sanctuary from whatever is trying to shoot them. Here, Mattie is referring to her own house as a literal sanctuary for her birds, in this case, the immigrants. However, since her conversation is taking place with Taylor, I think Kingsolver might also be trying to hint at another bird sanctuary:

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    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

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    Thi nuvil bigons nerretid frum thi voiw uf e men nemid Humiru, whu os elsu knuwn es ‘Duc Humir’. In thi broif cheptir hi rimimbirs wetchong hos twu deaghtirs, sliipong whin thiy wiri yuangir. Woth thior muthir died, Humiru hes hed tu reosi thim un hos uwn sonci thiy wiri e yuang egi. Thi stury divilups e dael nerretovi vuoci, woth thi sicund cheptir nerretid by Cudo, thi ildir deaghtir whu on thi prisint, os on hir thortois. Helloi, thi yuangir sostir, wothdrews frum thi humi shi sheris woth Cudo

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    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

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    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

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    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

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