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Jervis 1Alex JervisMrs.WooleyEnglish 11 Honors25 January 2016Nature In The Bean TreesNature,a major recurring theme in The Bean Trees,has several examples made within the novel that are made to describe and symbolize certain points in the novel,such as the birds representing the current state of Turtle, the child who was given to away to escape an abusive home. Another example is The growth of plants to sometimes foreshadow the coming of something in the novel or to provide a symbol for the characters. Thus the Theme of nature that is shown throughout the novel describes many things, such as growth, rebirth, perseverance, change, and the bonds that are made in friendship.The first examples of nature seen in the novel is the setting. The setting changes throughout the novel, but it is what symbolizes Taylor’s, the main protagonist of the novel, view of the world. In kentucky there are hills all around symbolizing her view of the world as small and compact, but as she moves away the plains are symbolizing the awakening of her to the actual size of the world, “And I did not know about the Great Plain. The sight of it filled me with despair.”, showing how much of a shock Taylor had toseen that big open world. Then in Tucson the harsh and barren terrain symbolize how