The Poisonwood Bible, By Barbara Kingsolver, And Jane Eyre

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Family Tides Family is extremely valuable and the way you 're raised completely molds the your behaviour and beliefs in the future. In the novels “The Poisonwood Bible,” by Barbara Kingsolver, and “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte, the authors express that when children are brought up by a selfish guardian it will negatively affect them. “The Poisonwood Bible” is about a christian family of six who go down to the Belgian Congo on a mission trip to “save” the Congolese. But instead of “saving” them,“[they] aimed for no more than to have dominion over every creature that moved upon the earth”(Kingsolver 10). On the other hand the book “Jane Eyre,” is about a young orphaned heroine named Jane Eyre, and her journey through life in, victorian…show more content…
Reed, she still is a very passive parent and doesn 't have too much of a voice of her own, instead she lets Nathan speak for her. Since she is “the conqueror 's wife” she she can 't help but feel as nothing more than, “a conquest herself.” She’s about as authoritative as the late Mr. Reed which doesn’t make her the best parent to raise kids in the unfamiliar Belgian Congo. Within each story there were children who weren 't affected by having selfish parents. Examples of children who were unaffected in the future despite their parentage were Jane and Adah. these two being the only exceptions because of their choice to distance themselves Adah and Jane would also distance themselves by seeking seclusion within books, making it a “transient stimulus,”(Bronte 17) of some sort, for both of them allowing them to escape their guardians. As both Jane, and Adah, grew up they both seeked education unlike the rest of their family. Jane physically got away from her relatives by pursuing an education. Although she “scarcely knew what school was,” (Bronte 70) she still really wanted to get schooling, and finally escape the Reeds. While Jane physically left her family Adah would mentally distance herself from her family. Instead of talking, she “keeps [her] thoughts to [herself],”(Kingsolver 34)

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