04.03 Developing Theme - Thesis Statement The themes that...

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Thesis Statement - The themes that are the main focus of The Bean Trees is the significance of family,community,and the emotional support therein,especially when there is a collective problem they all face. 1. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph (Choose a literary element used in both texts.) 1. Symbolism,and the effect is self-reflection and personal growth 1. The beans represent all of the characters’ growth throughout the story 2. Birds,the representation of Turtle’s growth 2. Literary Element use and effect in 2nd piece of literature 1. The mirror represents the woman's exterior and how they all think about themselves as a asic individual 2. The bold initials represent that Alice thinks about herself differently depending on her outward and appearance and how she actually feels on the inside 3. Relation of This Literary Element to the Theme 1. Turtle becomes “Trapped” in a sense by her own trauma after she is molested,and at the same time,a bird gets stuck in the house. Taylor helps turtle,and their closeness helps bring Turtle out of

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