Analysis Of The Poisonwood Bible

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Inconclusive endings can allow the reader to expand their mind beyond the story, and imagine their own ending. The Poisonwood Bible, written by Barbara Kingsolver, is a novel following a missionary family in the Congo, and each chapter is written from a different member of the family’s perspective. The ending provides the reader with multiple ways to interpret the ending. One ending is more satisfactory than the other because everything comes full circle. One of Orleana’s children, Ruth May, dies tragically in Africa after surviving a terrible illness. However during her illness, a young African boy gives her a small box for her soul for when she dies. He tells her to imagine a safe place for her soul to go to so that when she dies, she will

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