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Revelation A28 Impact of Names Read all parts of your assignment carefully and record your responses in the appropriate places. 1. Names play an interesting role in The Bean Trees . Barbara Kingsolver certainly took some time to come up with names for her characters that do more than simply designate the individuals they belong to. What do you think of the "noise of the names" of the characters in The Bean Trees ? Think about some of the interesting names used in the novel and select three that you think are particularly imaginative and meaningful—or that evoke for you ideas and associations that you believe the author probably intended. In a sentence or two for each name you choose, explain what you find interesting about it, what its implications or associations are, and how it contributes to the reader's experience of The Bean Trees . -Taylor’s childhood name is “Missy” because as a child she stood up for what she believed in because she wanted to be treated with respect. She then changes her name

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