Differences Between The Poisonwood Bible

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Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Poisonwood Bible, follows the story of the four Price daughters and their mother in the Congo. The Prices are originally from the southern United States, a much different place than where they now find themselves. Throughout the novel, Kingsolver uses the differences between these two countries and what they represent to enhance the meaning of the work. The Congo and the United States have many physical and cultural differences that appear throughout the entirety of the novel. One of the first differences between the two countries Kingsolver reveals to the audience is their differing agricultural practices. When Nathan and Leah attempt to plant a garden, they use the traditional American method of farming,

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