The Bean Trees Bird Analysis

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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver uses birds to represent several of the main characters in the novel. Taylor saw in the desert birds nesting in a cactus which shows the connection between several characters in the novel. Turtle represents the birds in the nest because she is depending on taylor just like the birds depend on the cactus for shelter. Also it shows how how turtle in not where she is meant to be because birds usually nest on trees. Lou ann represents the nest. The nest is there to protect the birds from the sharp cactus and lou ann protects turtle from any danger , like a safety net. Finally Taylor symbolises the cactus that provides for everyone and everyone depends on. The birds in the cactus also stands for the relationship between Virgie Mae and Edna. Edna is the birds who depend on the…show more content…
Birds are not meant to live in a cactus but they're using it for shelter and to be kept safe. Estervansa and Estavn are the birds that are somewhere they shouldn't be so they can keep safe. It was unsafe for them in Guatemala because “ if you want to change something you can find yourself dead.” (136) But now they have a safer shelter for them like the birds have a shelter. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver uses birds to represent several of the main characters in the novel. Taylor saw in the desert birds nesting in a cactus which shows the connection between several characters in the novel. Turtle represents the birds in the nest because she is depending on taylor just like the birds depend on the cactus for shelter. Also it shows how how turtle in not where she is meant to be because birds usually nest on trees. Lou ann represents the nest. The nest is there to protect the birds from the sharp cactus and lou ann protects turtle from any danger , like a safety net. Finally Taylor symbolises the cactus that provides for everyone and everyone depends
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