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    “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality”-Roopleen. This quote relates to both Ben Carson and Taylor Greene from The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver during their journey on accomplishing their goals. Gifted hands by Ben Carson is an aspiring story of how he started from Detroit and made his way to be an astounding pediatric neurosurgeon at John Hopkins by the age of thirty-three and never seemed to forget about his faith or family . The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is a fresh coming of age story about Taylor Greene, who decides to leave her home in Kentucky before she ends up just like everyone else and as she venture across the states, she…

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    Taylor In The Bean Trees

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    In the novel The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, the main protagonist, Taylor, realizes the existence of kindness among strangers she has met in bitter society by finding her family in Tucson. Furthermore, she has acquired maternal qualities through taking care of her daughter Turtle and also through the influence of how others have treated her with friendliness. The novel begins with Taylor determining to move out from her hometown in Kentucky after realizing most of the young women around…

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    Morality In The Bean Trees

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    In her Romance novel The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver alternates a pair of first-person narratives to tell the story of Taylor Greer, a spunky girl who leaves her Kentucky home and travels west. During her journey away from home, Turtle, a young toddler from Cherokee Nation, is placed in her care. The novel focuses on the pair as they make a new home for themselves in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout her journey, Kingsolver explores many themes; the debate of siding with morality over legality…

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    Everyone has a family of some kind. It may be the parents and siblings they were born with, or it could be a gang of six elite drivers with an affinity for robbing banks at high speeds. Ultimately, family is what people make of it, and it can be the ‘traditional’ two parents, one brother, one sister, and one dog, or it could be a girl and a baby she was left with. Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees is the story of a poor Kentucky girl with small town thoughts and big town dreams who escapes…

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    In the book the Bean Trees the author Kingsolver, depicts the way that men treat Taylor and Lou Ann to show how their is still sexism in Whatcom County and all over the world. Kingsolver writes about sexism both knowingly and also unaware. This shows how sexism is more of a common item in society today rather than something unusual. In the book men were the ones who were sextist towards the women. The main character Taylor, who is very self-reliant person and doesn't need a man to help her, ends…

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    she was told to leave the country, and few Americans would befriend her. Most immigrants must endure unfair treatment. The Bean Trees, written by Barbara Kingsolver, is a story set primarily in Arizona that follows two main characters: Taylor Greer and Lou Ann Ruiz. The two girls are subjected to injustice everywhere, whether it is through the poverty in the town where they live or the strip club near their grocery…

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    In the last section of The Bean Trees, Kingsolver continues to elaborate the need for others when hardships arise and allowing the theme to further grow. When Taylor goes to a lookout with Mattie, Estevan, and Esperanza upon her return she discovers a man attacked Turtle in the park which leds to her conclusion that “...all in one piece as far as I could see, but Turtle was changed. All these months we had spent together were gone for her. I knew it from her eyes…” (222). This incident not only…

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    Esperanza is a character in, The Bean Trees who undergoes a significant change in character throughout the course of the novel. In the beginning, Esperanza is portrayed as depressed, withdrawn and dreary. Esperanza’s state of profound depression is not only evident through her attempted suicide but furthermore confirmed through Taylor’s observations. Taylor senses Esperanza’s depression and her first impression of Esperanza is that, “At one time in life she'd been larger, but that someone had…

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    The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver’s debut novel, was written while she was pregnant with her first child. The novel was published 1988, soon after the second wave of feminism, and shortly before the third wave. The Bean Trees follows the journey of Taylor Greer, as she leaves her hometown in Kentucky and travels across the country in her push start Volkswagen, to escape the traditions of Kentucky – such as teenage pregnancy, getting married at a young age, and frittering away her life. She is…

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    Female Friendship: Necessary for Emotion Survival There are many ways a friendships can help you. Friendships can help in almost any aspect, from physically helping someone with a project, to emotionally by being there when you are depressed or stressed. There are multiple reasons why a friendship is necessary for human life. Barbara Kingsolver using the book the Bean Trees to show how this and how this specifically affects females. This book is about Marietta, how changes her name to Taylor at…

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