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Poisonwood Bible Analysis

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Within these pages the cultural aspects were explored, particularly concerning the differences of wealth, education, material importance and agricultural method. When Leah tells Anatole of the vast fields of vegetables and plants, he doubts it as a possibility as he only knows of the smaller manioc fields of the Congo and therefore saw such a farfetched sounding idea impossible. He also brought up a similar point when comparing the Congo's system of growing the food within the village to the American system of centralized cities which had their food imported. ...read more.


Since Anatole had never before seen a globe he could not comprehend how something he's only seen flat on a map could possibly be spherical. Anatole tells Leah of the things that the Americans and Europeans brought over. Such amazing things like scissors or medicine or a boat motor or books or a plan for digging up diamonds or growing rubber. However he emphasizes that the importance to the people of the Congo needs to be distinguished from that of the Americans and Europeans. ...read more.


She begins criticizing their mission in the Congo by laughing at it and doubting what her father's aim in Africa is. She further went on to say the mission was "...crazy. It's like he's (Nathan Price) trying to put rubber tires on a horse." However she held herself back and said that to doubt the mission and her father was a sin. Anatole also begins to speak to Leah as if she were an adult which could be foreshadowing their future marriage. Leah also mentions she would later want to teach about the wonders of the world which foreshadows her teaching of agriculture. ...read more.

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