The Bean Trees By Barbara Kingsolver Essay

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The Bean Trees is a story about young women who live at a disadvantage because of an not planned parenthood but is trying to improve her life. However, Taylor Greer, one of the main characters in The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, fell into motherhood that was not planned, “…she sets this bundle down on the seat of my car...take this baby...it’s my dead’s sister’s…and walked away…”(Kingsolver 18). Taylor had to take in a baby because it was thrown into her car. Although wanting to reject the girl who gave it to her, the girl left and went back into a bar before she could give the child back. Taylor, although quite young, was compassionate, had no choice but to raise the child. However, as seen in the book, she had a very difficult time taking care of this baby as well as taking care of herself. Just like Taylor, many young women, today, who live below the poverty lines, fall into the trap of unwanted pregnancy. Motherhood at a young age is a problem in and out society today because of the psychological, social, and economic problems that not only hurt the young, single mothers but also causes a burden society was bear. This is why teenage pregnancy is not good for our or any other society.
The causes of pregnancy uses deals with poverty, pressure, and lastly, attention-grabbing. When one is in poverty, they do the get the same education as those living in a society with money, “In low-and middle-income countries, is the leading cause of death for young women ages 15-19;…

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