The Bean Trees

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  • The Bean Tree Character Analysis

    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…

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  • The Struggle In Helena Maria Viramontes's The Moths

    Helena Maria Viramontes’ short story “The Moths” follows a latina narrator as she recounts her childhood struggles with religion and family. To escape beatings from her father, her mother would send the narrator to “help Abuelita plants wild lilies” and other plants in “coffee cans”(322). Throughout the turmoil of her teenage years, the narrator’s Abuelita was always there to care for her. As the story continues, it is divulged that this time the help will be different because Mama Luna is dying…

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  • Character Analysis: The Bean Trees

    "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…

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  • Single Motherhood In The Bean Trees

    Single Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the United States, the effects of single-parent family life on children fall into two categories: 1) those attributed to the lower socioeconomic status of single parents and 2) the short-term consequences of divorce that moderate over time (Jrank 1). A single-parent family can be defined as a family where a parent lives with a dependent child/children, within either a house just for them, or a larger household, without a partner and/or spouse. Raising a…

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  • Imagery In Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

    This quote is talking about how not everything you want is good for you. When a person wants something so badly that in the end what they desire the most is not the best thing for them in the end. An example of personification within the novel The Bean Trees would be this quote, “We’d come to a place you would never expect to find in the desert: a little hideaway by a stream that had run all the way down from the mountains…where it jumped off a boulder.” (95). By using personification, which is…

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  • Rhetoric Analysis: The Bean Trees

    sensitive topic of physical/sexual abuse and teen pregnancy. Physical/sexual abuse and teen pregnancy is one of the points brought up in my book, The Bean Trees. I explained how very little of these victims speak up about their problem. They keep their emotions bottled up inside them, which are bound to cause later problems. Therefore, by adding The Bean Trees into our curriculum, we can raise awareness of for these victims and show them that they are not alone, and that it is ok to talk about…

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  • The Bean Trees Character Analysis

    the novel The Bean Trees by Barbra Kingsolver. In this novel there are two characters that portray the struggles of immigration, named Estevan and Esperanza, who have run from their country (Guatemala) to find freedom and a new life. But coming to new land wasn’t easy for them because they had to face many issues and challenges throughout their journey. However, they get help from Taylor and Mattie, who help them through their voyage. Barbara Kingsolver, the author of The Bean Trees talks about…

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  • Figurative Language In The Bean Trees

    Bean Trees: Book Review The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, tells the tale of a simple country girl. A book of realistic fiction, the author builds a story full of bewilderment, travel, heart-wrenching moments and nature. Throughout the novel, Kingsolver repeatedly incorporates nature into her writing, using her knowledge as a biologist. Additionally, the story deals with darker, real-world issues such as prejudice and discrimination.With all these elements, the author produces a story to be…

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  • The Bean Trees Turtle Analysis

    Throughout, the bean trees Turtles disposition begins during one journey and vicissitudes for the better during her second voyage. When Turtles aunt first abandons her into Taylor’s rundown automobile, Taylor is persuaded that the baby is dead since no movement is established. After a while, I began to wonder if perhaps it was dead. (20) Turtle’s mishandling leaves her inaudible and petrified. Under those circumstances, it is comprehensible seeing to how she’s a kid who experienced a traumatic…

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  • Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is about a girl named Taylor Greer who packs up everything she has from her small town in Kentucky and moves across the country to where her very old car finally gives out. Taylor has nothing more than a couple hundred dollars, a junk car, a lot of ambition, and her morals. The book portrays her as a strong person who isn’t to be messed with. She doesn’t let the fact that she is a woman affect anything she does, because deep down it’s obvious that it doesn’t…

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