The Bean Tree Character Analysis

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As Princess Diana once said, “Family is the most important thing in the world.” Throughout the story, The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver, there are many events that family and friends are extremely important to enrich people’s lives. There are many different plots throughout the story that are affected by family relations, and that makes friendships vital to the story.
In the beginning, the story talks about how necessary Taylor’s mom is to her. Her mom is her whole life, and she’s the only real friend she talks about, that she trusts with everything. Kingsolver states:
...There were two things about Mama. One is she always expected the best out of me. And the other us that then no matter what I did, whatever I came home with, she acted like it was the moon I had just hung up in
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This favor presents the idea that the couple wanted to help Taylor, and this one task she gives them makes their relationship even more like a family bond. Another quote from the story showing their family-like bond from Esperanza says “We love her. Maybe someday we will have more children, but not now. Now is so hard. We move around so much, we have nothing, no home’”(226-227). This was Esperanza giving up Turtle to Taylor, and if Esperanza had gotten caught she could’ve gotten in tons of trouble, but she did it for Taylor, because she felt like they were family. This was yet another relationship in the story that affected characters,= in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, in a positive way. In conclusions, there were many scenarios throughout The Bean Trees story where Kingsolver displays the idea that family relations and friendship are important to a character. Taylor had her mother and many other friends that were a huge help in her life, and also other people in the story and their lives. This book represents many close bonds and how important they for

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