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

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