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place for them. Taylor doesn’t consider this an extraordinary act judging from her lamentations,“if I witness a truck was going to hit someone, I will pull them out of the way. Wouldn’tanyone?” (Pg.198). Unfortunately, a lot of people would not make a majority of these charactersprone to extraordinary cruelty. Conversely, by helping one another and coming together, rightpeople mitigate the effects of violence and cruelty. Any group that supports one another forms the family basis. The Tree Bean analyzes boththe traditional and modern family setting, for instance, when Taylor gets unconditional supportfrom Alice even though the family lacks a father figure making Taylor annotate “I was fortunatetechnically” (Pg. 9). The most fortunate situation that could happen to us is having someone tocall a mother and father figure in our lives. The book, however, demystifies this myth by arguingthat this isn’t the most important arrangement and that all sorts of ways can build a family(Kingsolver et al. 2001). The way people help one another defines a family. Taylor is madeaware that Mattie has “something close to” grandchildren (Pg. 46) since the families helped byher ultimately develop as part of her life. Turtle is taken in by Taylor and is given proper shelter.