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COMPARISON/ CONTRAST LITERARY ANALYSIS OUTLINE THESIS STATMENT: Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees and Maya Angelous’ Woman Work both utilize symbolism, characterization, and imagery to show how these characters are discovering who they are and the change in motherhood to some of them. I. Symbolism A. Literary Element use and effect in novel 1. The beans symbolize the growth of all of the characters 2. The birds symbolize how much Turtle has grown B. Literary Element use and effect in 2nd piece of literature 1. Snow helps her rest 2. Sun and rain is something that no one can take from her. C. Relation of This Literary Element to the Theme 1. Growth shows how people are discovering who they are 2. The author is discovering who she is because she realizes she may not have a lot, but she has nature. II. Characterization A. Literary Element use and effect in novel 1. Taylor is a faithful and caring person, even though her life didn’t go as she planned and now she’s a mother 2. Turtle was scared at first, but once she saw how everyone loved her and cared for her she eventually came around.
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