The Bean Trees By Kingsolver: An Analysis

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Another example of how immigrants are mistreated is usually when they come to America. Although America is usually advertised as a “safe heaven” or “land of opportunity”, it could also be a very cruel and difficult place for foreigners to try and fit in. There was a part in the infamous book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck where Crooks was not allowed to play cards or even sit at the same table as the other men because he was black (not originally from America). This example depicts how poorly immigrants can be treated in a so-called “land of opportunity”. The novel The Bean Trees written by Barbara Kingsolver contains yet another great example. When Esperanza and Estevan came to America they did NOT get the freedom they were hoping
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