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    in the Congo. These countries may have not been aware of their influence at the time, but the outcome nonetheless was drastic. Cultural misunderstandings were the ultimate catalyst for the Congo’s destruction. In Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible published in 1998 she exposes how cultural ignorance creates problems. With her chosen syntax, point of view, and time gap of each narrator Kingsolver exposes how close mindedness creates unfulfilled results because individuals can not adapt

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    The Poisonwood Bible: Journal #1 In The Poisonwood Bible, the novel opens with a narrative instruction, and it has an effect on the reader in one main way. The directive is meant to make the reader put him/herself in the setting of the story, and read it as if you are in the novel. In the opening paragraph, it tells us, “I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees,” which is telling the reader to read the novel as if you are there (Kingsolver 5). This suggests about the novel that the

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    Throughout many novels different characters are sent to a new place to explore and find new things in life. An excellent example would be how the characters in the novel Poisonwood Bible explore a new lifestyle in the Congo. While they are there they have to learn how to adapt to a new life, and they try and teach the Congolese people how to worship the God, Jesus Christ. Even though the Congolese people may believe in different Gods, the Price family, especially Nathan feels that it is their duty

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    Barbara Kingsolver’s, The Poisonwood Bible, is a story about the lives of the Price Family women and how a year of missionary work while living in the Congo forever changed their lives. A very important aspect of the plot in The Poisonwood Bible is that the husband of the Price family, Nathan, is the entire reason for the story. His unyielding desire to become a missionary and carry out what he believed to be God’s work is what led to the families living in the Congo and destroying the bonds the

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    traditions, or understand that some Africans are content with what they have and how things work. We label them as being poor because they do not match our preconceptions of happiness, as we believe living comfortably with others leads to happiness. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver takes place in Belgian held Congo; Africa in the 1959 during the height of the Cold War and perfectly portrays our misconceptions through its main characters the Price Family. The Price Family consists of Nathan and Orleanna

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    barring voices of a singular male narrator. The Poisonwood Bible utilizes five female narrators, setting it apart from other books as it creates five different voices all telling the same story, all teaching the same lessons. In The Poisonwood Bible, written by Barbara Kingsolver, Rachel's voice is used to demonstrate the difficulties in adapting to a culture that differs from one an individual is initially raised in. The use of diction in The Poisonwood Bible helps create Rachel's voice throughout the

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    Summer Reading: The novel The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver centered around a missionary family in the Congo. The patriarch of the family, Nathan Price tries to convert the villagers living in Kilanga while his family struggles with the culture shock of moving from Georgia to Africa. Kingsolver’s use of different narrators--cycling through the four daughters and the mother--made the story more nuanced and fully developed the characterization of the Price family. Nathan’s obsession and

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    In Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Poisonwood Bible, the reader enters the Congo through the narration of the five females of the missionary Price family, who arrive bearing Western ideals. Kingsolver portrays Western characters, such as the Underdowns, Belgians who work with the missionaries, as meddlers. Kingsolver identifies the social group of the Westerners at local level as the Prices, while also on a larger political level too, commenting on the arrogance of the missionaries and the Western

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    novel, The Poisonwood Bible, explores numerous themes and ideas , standouts being feminism and religion. The Missionary Position: Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, and Singing a New Song from the Conqueror's Music: Religious Hybridity in The Poisonwood Bible both deeply analyse Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible’s stance on religion and how the book portrays colonialism and religion and its effect on others. Outline each critical text’s stance on your topic. The Poisonwood Bible is full of religious

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    Many writers use setting to establish the theme of a literary work. In Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, the setting establishes three overall themes of the work as the contrasting regions of the Congo and the United States, arrogant dominance, and injustice. The Poisonwood Bible gives to readers all the gruesome details of the most recent history of the Congo, the truth about living through it, and the vast differences between two lifestyles: that of those who sat contently in their pleasant

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