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Unformatted text preview: Turtle's personality and demeanor haven't changed much in the time she's been with Taylor. Taylor understands that Turtle's experiences have had a major effect on her. When Taylor and Turtle first meet Lou Ann, Lou Ann whacks an ice tray against the counter to loosen the ice cubes and Turtle winces. Turtle's reaction suggests some previous emotional or physical abuse, but Kingsolver refrains from explaining the girl's obviously painful past. When Lou Ann talks about her fear of flying and a particular airplane crash, Taylor recalls that she earlier saw on the news that the only survivor of the crash, a flight attendant, was rescued by a rope that had been dropped to her from a helicopter. The look on Turtle's face reminds Taylor of the look on the flight attendant's face as she gripped the rope. Although Taylor is growing more and more protective of Turtle, she cannot yet understand the causes for Turtle's mysterious actions. Later, protective of Turtle, she cannot yet understand the causes for Turtle's mysterious actions....
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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.
- Fall '09