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    Since the creation of the United States, there have been several enormous waves of immigration into the country. Many people come here to pursue the freedom they have always craved. In the book, The Bean Trees, this is a familiar concept to the characters Estevan and Esperanza. They have migrated from Guatemala all the way to the state of Arizona where they will meet the protagonist, Taylor. Throughout the story Taylor learns the couple’s struggle of being undocumented immigrants in the United States

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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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    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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    Cannery Row

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    Barbara Kingsolver once said, I wrote The Bean Trees because Steinbeck wrote Cannery Row.” The novel, Cannery Row, crowded with various anecdotes, chases the ambitions of Mack and his group of eccentric men. However, the story incorporates little plot, instead, John Steinbeck is more interested in the community as a group. The meager town of Monterey, California conserves its sentimental value of fellowship and team effort. Although, the Row is established as a sluggish town, in reality its commoners

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    Survival in The Bean Trees

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    Survival in The Bean Trees In 1859, Charles Darwin published his most famous work, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (Encarta 96). This book explained Darwin's theory of natural selection, a process not unlike separating the wheat from the chaff, where the least fit are eliminated, and only the fittest survive. An extension of this theory known as Social Darwinism emerged in the late 19th century. "Social Darwinists believed that people, like animals and plants, compete

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    Courageous and Heroic Women in A Worn Path, The Bean Trees, Little Women, How It Feels To Be Colored Me, and the The Piano Women have been heroic and courageous throughout history, though not all of these heroic (or courageous) adventures have been shown in any way.  Some of women’s heroic and courageous adventures are portrayed through short stories, books, and movies.  Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path,” Barbara Kingsolver’s book The Bean Trees, Louisa May Alcott’s book Little Women

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    The loss of belonging is often perceived as a negative concept; however, this loss sparks a long journey to self-discovery which ultimately transforms an individual. In Sue Miller’s When I Was Gone and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, the female protagonists, Jo Becker and Taylor Greer, are consumed by emptiness and a sense of loss. With adolescence comes pressure; they are pressured to conform to notions of social conventions. However, this pressure eventually leads to a reluctance to conform

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    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

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    Poverty is prevalent in all races; however the way people deal with poverty is primarily sought out to their culture and society values. In Kingsolver 's novel Pigs In Heaven, she discusses white culture and Indian culture. Kingsolver shows the disparity between the two cultures in how one out-lashes and blames the poor (white culture). While Indians are poor so they are not more incline to have cynical thoughts. Society values fuel the notion within people about how they should regard other people

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    a place he refers to as heaven. “So this is heaven, he thought, and he had to smile at himself’ (Bach 41). Jonathan learned that this place was meant for him; and only a few other gulls who were like him. He learned how to improve his flying techniques. In heaven he met Chiang, he was the Elder gull and has been in heaven the longest. He taught Jonathan how to fly and how to be wise. “No, Jonathan, there is no such place. Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect” (Bach

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