Unformatted text preview: Kingsolver's women survive with each other's help. The interdependent relationships that develop among them provide support and encouragement, enabling them to accomplish tasks that they could not accomplish alone. Esperanza is able to come to terms with the loss of Ismene when she has the opportunity to symbolically give up Turtle and say good-bye. If Taylor hadn't had Esperanza's support in return, she may have lost Turtle to the state. The relationships between the women, similar to the relationship between the rhizobia and the wisteria vines, are symbiotic because there is a steady give and take. As a result, like the wisteria vines, the women flourish. All the women in the novel who have children are single mothers. Motherhood is the most important aspect of their lives. Taylor's mother worked as a housekeeper and raised Taylor alone. She always aspect of their lives....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
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