Pigs In Heaven - According to the novel Pigs In Heaven Kingsolver metaphorically compares Annawake to Taylor as animals \u201cTaylor and Annawake gaze at

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According to the novel Pigs In Heaven , Kingsolver metaphorically compares Annawake to Taylor as animals. “Taylor and Annawake gaze at each other like animals surprised by their own reflection”. Basically instilling that they both realize how similar they are in the sense that they both portray aspects of mama bear's dominance over Turtle. Taylor and Annawake both move to a more abstract plane of motherhood, seeking that much evoked goal, the best interest of the child rather than what is best for the Cherokee Nation. Which in hindsight showcases a shift from Cherokee values to white society's communalities. Taylor accepts that she has not been looking at the best interest of her child because she let Turtle down.”I’ve let her drown too, Taylor says. In different ways. I made her drink milk even though I should have seen it was making her sick.” (Kingsolver, pg 331) Taylor learns to deal with Turtle's biology. She learns about the lactose intolerance that is prevalent in Native American culture. She confesses to Cash and Annawake that she wronged Turtle by making her drink milk and “living on the edge of poverty”. She was just trying to not let Turtle be taken away from her; however it came out of a cost of Turtle's health and showcases that occasionally Taylor’s nurturing was not so beneficial for Turtle. Annawake realizes that she and Taylor are similar, because Taylor would sacrifice being a parent if it meant Turtle would have a better life. Annawake is seen sacrificing her social life for the betterment of the Cherokee nation. Taylor learns to deal better with Turtle's heredity appearance. She understands what it is like to look different from most people around you. She now has some sort of empathy revelation that this is what might Turtle have felt living within white society. “Since her arrival in Oklahoma. She has felt her colors as a kind of noticeable heat
rising from her skin, something like a light bulb mistake left on and burning in a roomful of people who might disapprove. She wonders if Turtle has always felt this way in a

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