The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver Essay
The first comparison between the two texts is of Adah and Saffia and their journey’s of depression. Adah’s journey begins with the event of abandonment by her mother during an ant invasion:
Mother staring at me, holding Ruth May in her arms, weighing the two of us against one another. The sweet intact child with golden ringlets and perfectly paired strong legs, or the dark mute adolescent dragging a stubborn, disjunct half-body. Which? After hesitating only a second, she chose to save perfection and leave the damaged. Everyone must choose (Kingsolver 413).
Adah’s character is severely impacted after this event, leading her into a realm of resentment and hopelessness. Adah no longer has the self-confidence she had before the event and begins to contemplate her existence, feeling…