Kingsolver's Character Analysis

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I noticed that Kingsolver use the idea of language to demonstrate the distinct character. For example Rachel consistently misuses of words reveals a lot about her character. In book three looking at the last paragraph of one section where Rachel says, “But I won’t tell her. I prefer to remain anomalous” (270). In this line Rachel probably meant to say, “I prefer to remain anonymous.” But instead she misuses the word anomalous. There is kind of a verbal irony here because Anomalous means irregular or strange, and the life style Rachel wanted to live in is the normal American life style. The American life style where she can wear pretty clothes, attend parties, shopping, etc. So “anomalous” is exactly what Rachel would not prefer. The irony here
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