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Running head: THE BEAN TREES; THEME The Bean Trees; Theme NameInstitutional Affiliation
THE BEAN TREES; THEME 2Barbara Kingsolver is the author of the classical model, The Bean Trees. It is anengrossing and charming tale of a native from rural Kentucky who is also the protagonist of thenovel, Taylor Greer. She opts to avoid getting pregnancy by getting away from her roots. Sheprospers nevertheless, becomes heir to an Indian - American infant girl namely Turtle with whomthey move to Tucson, Arizona from Oklahoma, semi-Cherokee Taylor and her custody turn on anew leaf in life in the West. The Novel is written with pathos and humor and highly praised as itfocuses on themes of abandonment, friendship and love and belonging since Taylor seeminglyout of options and money is forced to live in dusty Tucson and commences working at ‘Jesus isLord Used Tires’ while trying to make a life for the Turtle and herself. Barbara Kingsolver’sliterary career is remarkably attributed to this novel as it hails her striking clear dialogue andimagery as outlined by the themes from the book (Kingsolver et al. 2001).Analysis of ThemesThe Bean Tree reflects the rot that thrives in the contemporary society that we live.