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  • Kingsolver

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    In the three books, The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees and Pigs In Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver chose to use the stylistic device of multiple narrators as a creative way to carry out the themes of the novel and establish the tone. This device is used extensively in The Poisonwood Bible in which Kingsolver states that when she was preparing to write, she knew that she wanted to use this structure, because it was it was “necessary for the theme of this novel even though I knew it would be quite difficult

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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    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.

  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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    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

  • The Poisonwood Bible and the Life of Barbara Kingsolver

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    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 in a

  • Transformations in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver

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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

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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    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, and

  • Theme Analysis of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver

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    In the book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver, she uses motifs and themes such as issues over the western control, religion, and the death and force of nature. In literature authors use themes as a message to create points that will help make the big picture complete. Kingsolver is using multiple themes to connect what she is portraying from her writing to the reader. These themes come in different variations, but help us understand the core of the novel and get the real meaning on what it

  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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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

  • Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver

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    Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver Common human attributes are normal to acquire, yet Americans seem to pick and choose how they want to acquire these traits, whether it’s excessively or minimally. In both readings, “Facing the Village” by Lenore Look and “A Fist in the Eye of God” by Barbara Kingsolver, the authors present many human attributes and the pros and cons of how Americans act. In “Facing the Village,” Lenore Look starts out being the

  • Effect of Multiple Plots in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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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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