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Unformatted text preview: A bird is used as a symbol again later in the novel. After Turtle is molested in the park, a bird gets trapped in the house and, with Taylor's help, is freed. This trapped bird symbolizes the fact that Turtle is once again trapped within herself she stops speaking and has a glazed look in her eyes but with Taylor's help, Turtle is freed, too. This symbol reinforces the themes of interdependence between people, the importance of family, and hope for the future. Fundamentalism is a religious movement that interprets scripture literally and applies it to daily life. Fundamentalism flourished during the twentieth century, particularly in the South. The doctrines of the movement were published around 1910 in pamphlets entitled The Fundamentals . Modern Fundamentalism stresses Bible study, is anti-intellectual, and is revivalist (involving highly emotional...
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- Fall '09