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Ryan TylerEnglish 215MonaghanWhile reading “ Oranges are Not the only fruit” Winterson explains to us the readers thatthere is a significant connection between religion, and how society acts upon these moral rulesdue to one’s possible beliefs. In “Oranges are Not the only fruit” Winterson connects the idea ofreligious guidelines, and the moral standards that must be followed with it when Jeanette beginsto be puzzled over her own sexuality, and her love for the church too. Jeanette is now faced witha difficult decision, does she abide by the rules of the church, or does she ignore what societylabels her as, and act upon her instincts and true feelings and do what is right for her. Wintersonis able to provide a link between Jeannette’s true feelings by further exemplifying how othersaround the church treats Jeanette when they find out about her behavior, and therefore Wintersonis able to connect religion and behavior by first explaining that Jeanette was able to teach at thechurch and the relationship with her mother, to Jeanette being completely banned from thechurch as a whole, and banned from coming back to her own house.While Winterson is able to emphasize the importance of religion and societies

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