Taylor doesnt consider this an extraordinary act

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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’t anyone?” (Pg.198). Unfortunately, a lot of people would not make a majority of these characters prone to extraordinary cruelty. Conversely, by helping one another and coming together, right people mitigate the effects of violence and cruelty. Any group that supports one another forms the family basis. The Tree Bean analyzes both the traditional and modern family setting, for instance, when Taylor gets unconditional support from Alice even though the family lacks a father figure making Taylor annotate “I was fortunate technically” (Pg. 9). The most fortunate situation that could happen to us is having someone to call a mother and father figure in our lives. The book, however, demystifies this myth by arguing that 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 made aware that Mattie has “something close to” grandchildren (Pg. 46) since the families helped by her ultimately develop as part of her life. Turtle is taken in by Taylor and is given proper shelter.

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