"The Poisonwood Bible" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

"The Poisonwood Bible"
An analysis of two characters in Barbara Kingsolver's novel "The Poisonwood Bible".
# 64519 | 1,354 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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A discussion of the ways that the characters Adah and Leah, a pair of 14-year-old identical twins, have different experiences as a result of isolation in the Congo. The paper examines the way that preconceived ideas of racial interactions were instilled in the girls before their arrival in the Congo and how these changed after spending a long period in the country.

From the Paper:

"In the end, Adah must piece together a new account of her past and relinquish the categories that have disempowered her. This means letting go of her view of victimization by Leah. Ultimately, she earns a degree in medicine, but instead of becoming a doctor, she becomes a sort of witchdoctor, studying from her lab at the university. She is surprisingly successful in her research because of her intuitive understanding of viruses as partners rather than enemies, derived from her lessons in the Congo. Furthermore, she is aware of the interrelationship of life and death, and thus "embraces death as its company, not its enemy.""

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