4.04.docx - Belongia 1 Brianna Belongia English III Honors Ms Stasik The Meaning of Family According to the Webster Dictionary the definition of family

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Belongia 1Brianna BelongiaEnglish III HonorsMs. Stasik10/31/16The Meaning of FamilyAccording to the Webster Dictionary, the definition of family reads “A group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head.” However, in the novels “The Bean Trees” and “Pigs in Heaven,” the community that both stories focus on appears to have a different understanding of the word. To them, family is defined as the people you would lean on for support and help throughout life. The novels, “The Bean Trees” and “Pigs in Heaven,” both written by Barbara Kingsolver, display that it takes a village to raise a child through imagery, conflict and foreshadowing. First of all, “The Bean Trees” and “Pigs in Heaven” both display that it takes a village to raise a child through imagery. Taylor describes the sky when they are driving back to Tucson. She does this by stating, “The sky went from dust-color to gray and

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