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    Author use many symbolism in the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. She uses symbolism because it makes it easier for readers to understand the deeper meaning or feeling of the character or the events that are happening. For example, author uses the symbolism of bean trees as transformation and Ismene as the abandoned children to show the deeper meaning of them. “Turtle was staring up at the wisteria flowers. “Beans,” she said, pointing... We looked where she was pointing. Some of the wisteria

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    are always going through a rebirth from when they get a job to becoming a family or when they move. Rebirth is not always a big change, but it always changes life some way or the other. The characters in The Bean Trees lives are constantly changing during the whole book. Throughout The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, there is a common theme of rebirth that the characters Taylor, Turtle, Estevan and Esperanza all experience. Taylor shows rebirth in many ways, but the start of it all was moving out

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    Epiphanies are central to the plots of many novels. Two such novels are The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover, the main character, Taylor Greer, has an epiphany that changes the course of her life. After Turtle is traumatized in the park, Taylor withdraws from her and the rest of the world, believing that no nothing she does truly matters. As Turtle improves, Taylor realizes that her positive actions do make

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    The Bean Trees Theme

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    Bean Trees Essay A community provides a web of support for every individual involved in it. This theme is heavily present in The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, where there are a series of symbiotic relationships that make up a web of support for each and every person. The most obvious example is Taylor, the main character, and how she gives and receives help from Lou Ann, Mattie, Esperanza, Estevan, and even Turtle. Yet, it can also be seen between Edna and Virgie Mae, and between Mattie

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    The Bean Trees Reflective Paragraph 1 Throughout the reading of The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, I noticed a numerous amount of times where Lou Ann seemed to somewhat change her personality in some way or another and I started to wonder why throughout different situations in the novel, she would do this. As we all know, Lou Ann is one of the sweetest, well-mannered young lady in this novel who also has high respect and a lot of worrisome towards her family. When I first realized that she

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    The Bean Trees Analysis

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    TITLE Every ten seconds, a new report of child abuse is recorded. An estimated 702,000 children are victims of child maltreatment, and this number is not slowing. (CITE) The Bean Trees is a Novel written by Barbara Kingsolver. The story focuses on one teenage girl named Taylor, whose only goals are to graduate high school and not become pregnant. When Taylor leaves her small hometown in Kentucky to clear the slate and start a new life, she is suddenly forced into a situation she would never have

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    usually bloom into a beautiful plant. However, with growth comes obstacles. Weather and roadblocks cause delays or disruptions in growth. It takes strength and courage to move past these obstacles, just as Taylor has throughout Kingsolver’s novel, The Bean Trees. In this novel, Kingsolver plants certain tones and social issues as a way to make it her own. In many sections of this novel, the author includes social issues such as immigration and feminism. Mattie provides sanctuary for undocumented immigrants

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    The Bean Trees Analysis

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    Throughout The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, Marietta “Missy” Greer goes through many changes. For example, she changes her name to Taylor, adopts a child, and experiences life-changing events. When she left Pittman County, she probably did not expect to have a family that she avoided having in the beginning. Taylor left her home in Kentucky because she did not want to end up like all the other girls who did not finish school, got married early, and did not have much to look forward to in life

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    Marietta Greer, also known as Taylor Greer in the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, started a new life by leaving her home in Pittman County, Kentucky to avoid motherhood. Her life was full of ups, downs, blessings, hardships, dramatic events, and mixed feelings. The people she met in this new life such as Lou Ann, Mattie, Estevan, Esperanza, and especially Turtle, have created a positive outlook on Taylor’s life. Without ever meeting them, Taylor’s fresh new life would have been dull and

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    Birds are a personal symbol for Turtle’s development. Throughout the novel, birds are tied to Turtle and major events in her life. Turtle makes her first sound when the car stops suddenly to avoid a family of quail. “I slammed on the brakes and we all pitched forward… ‘I think that sound was a laugh’...In the road up ahead there was a quail, the type that has one big feather spronging out the front of its head like a forties-model ladies' hat. We could just make out that she was dithering back and

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