The Beet Queen By Louise Erdrich Summary

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“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you” W. Clement Stone. In this portion of the story, The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich, it tells the story of two children arriving in a town searching for their own purpose. With the use of tone, imagery, and point of view we can depict the impact of the environment on the two children throughout the passage.

Firstly, Erdrich used tone throughout the passage to emphasize the effect the environment has on the children. When the children first arrive, the negative description of the place sets the tone. The tone created is dull and boring. For instance, the narrator describes the town as colorless and plain. “A string of houses, weathered grey or peeling gray paint” (39-40). The addition
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Referring back to the quote at the beginning, this passage is an example of how an environment can shape who you are, for the better or worse.
“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you” W. Clement Stone. In this portion of the story, The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich, it tells the story of two children arriving in a town searching for their own purpose. With the use of tone, imagery, and point of view we can depict the impact of the environment on the two children throughout the passage.

Firstly, Erdrich used tone throughout the passage to emphasize the effect the environment has on the children. When the children first arrive, the negative description of the place sets the tone. The tone created is dull and boring. For instance, the narrator describes the town as colorless and plain. “A string of houses, weathered grey or peeling gray paint” (39-40). The addition of cold weather also sets the tone since cold weather creates a gloomy atmosphere. “Although they’d been traveling all night and the chill had reached deep.” (32-33) The cold weather causes the children to be drained of their color and refer to their coats for
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