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Extended essay-The bean trees
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The effects of motifs on character development in Barbera Kingsolver's The Bean Trees.
Extended Essay, English A1
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This essay examines the way each individual character develops emotionally while being portrayed through other animals, characters and plants in Barbera Kingsolver's The Bean Trees. Focusing mainly on the three important characters: Taylor, Turtle and Lou Ann who have the most extravagant transformations. Taylor, a young girl looking to find her own path in life, leaves town to avoid all the disagreeable affairs surrounding her. Throughout the novel she is able to look past her opinion of men and raise a new life although that was what she was trying to run away from. Turtle, the young girl who was brought up into this world has run into more horrible things than most people encounter in their lifetimes. She is introduced to make a strong point about how women are born a burden already as it is because of their gender. Despite all these horrible actions drawn upon this young life, Turtle manages to emotionally grow the most, which is often represented by birds. Lou Ann, their great
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