"Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"
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The paper looks at the novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" that tells the story of a young girl in England who lives in a home with her adoptive evangelical parents and who develops a lesbian lifestyle. The paper relates that this is a story with a consistent point of view, but with a varying tone, depending on Jeanette's age in the story. The paper relates further that it is romantic, comedic, with a rich theme, interesting motifs and a satisfying resolution when Jeanette is satisfied and accepts herself as she is.
From the Paper:"The novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit tells the story of a young girl in England, as she comes of age, living in a home with her adoptive evangelical parents. Winterson claims the book is only somewhat autobiographical, although the family life and encounters she describe seem to mirror her experiences growing up. The author was born in 1959 in Manchester, England and was adopted by a Pentecostal Evangelical couple, who fueled Winterson's desire to become a missionary. She discovered she was a lesbian, which led to the church and her family cutting off ties to her when she was only sixteen years old. She eventually began to write about her life experiences, which let to Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit being published in 1985. Winterson has followed up "Oranges" with several successful books she calls "metafiction"."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. London: Pandora Press, 1985.
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