Revelation A28 2 A good writer can convey a great deal in a short spacefor

Revelation a28 2 a good writer can convey a great

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Revelation A28 2. A good writer can convey a great deal in a short space—for readers who are actively making inferences and creating meaning. The following brief quotations are taken from the opening chapters of The Bean Trees . While none of them are so "significant" that a reader who glosses over them would miss something fundamental to the development of the story, each one does contribute something interesting— something that enriches the reader's understanding and appreciation. Locate each quotation in the novel, identify the speaker, and briefly describe the situation or context. Then explain what each quotation tells readers, thereby enriching their understanding of a character or situation in the novel. a. "`I found my head rights, Mama. They're coming with me.'" 1 (Chapter 1: page 23) "Head Rights," refer to the Cherokee heritage and the ability to take part in the tribe. According to Taylor's mother, 1/8 or more of Cherokee blood guaranteed you a place in the Cherokee Nation. The child's heritage was Native American ....... thus, Taylor was entering a Native American territory. As far as the t-shirt, Taylor used this particular t-shirt because it was too small on her, and the fact was ...... the child needed something clean. Taylor notes the colors were perfect, as they were "Indian colors." 1 Excerpt from THE BEAN TREES by BARBARA KINGSOLVER. Copyright (c) 1988 by Barbara Kingsolver. Reproduced by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc. (p. 23) b. "I never could figure out why men thought they could impress a woman by making the world out to be such a big dangerous deal." 2 (Chapter 3: page 38) Taylor is the one speaking and in Taylor's experience, no real purpose is served by men making women feel scared of the world. What conventional gender roles does that sort of fear help to maintain? 2 Ibid (p. 38) c. "`It's non-representational.'" 3 (Chapter 3: page 48) 3 Ibid (p. 48)
Revelation A28 d. "`Whatever you want the most, it's going to be the worst thing for you.'" 4 (Chapter 4: page 62) 4 Ibid (p. 62)

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