Character Analysis: The Bean Trees

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"I guess you could say we're family."
(Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees, page 310) I’ve always said that endings are my favorite parts of stories. They can turn a mediocre or good story into one that leaves you in disarray. I think this quote is the most essential because while it is at the very end of the book, I feel that it is Taylor’s final turning point. In the beginning, her one goal was not to be a mom (or at least not a very young one). In the first chapter, she ends up with a child that she has to take care of and provide for. She had never planned for a moment like this. It just kind of came about- but this quote shows her character development all throughout the book. Even the ad that Lou Ann sent out said that she was just looking

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