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The women in The Bean Trees portray feminist views shared by Kingsolver

The women in The Bean Trees portray feminist views shared by Kingsolver

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The women in  The Bean Trees  portray feminist views shared by Kingsolver. They are strong, resilient  women living in an imperfect world in late twentieth-century America. Their endurance, strong  relationships, and commitment to their nontraditional families are paramount to their survival within  the confines of society. The women in the novel are ordinary, decent women. Their concerns, similar to those of most single  women, include how to survive on very little income, how to keep their children clothed and fed, and  how to keep a job and care for their children at the same time. Kingsolver considers these women  heroes. They persevere in spite of the trials and tribulations they face, and discover resources in  totally unexpected places. Kingsolver's women survive with each other's help. The interdependent relationships that develop 
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