True Love In Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

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“Hold on to everything you’ve got because you never know when you’re going to lose it” This is a primary theme in Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Bean Trees. In this novel Marietta Greer is an ordinary teenager living in a town were just about every teenage girl is pregnant besides her. Marietta is trying to find out who she is so she changes her name to Taylor and heads to Tucson Arizona for a new adventure. On her journey in seeking for a new life an Indian child is given to her to protect and keep safe. Marietta goes through the process of becoming a women and learning the true meaning of responsibility. She learns how to take care of a child, what true love is and that family is the most important thing in life. Throughout the novel Marietta now known as Taylor makes many new friends, makes a lot of decisions, and learns the true meaning of family and friendship. The novel begins with Marietta leaving her small town in Kentucky. Marietta changes her name to Taylor and sets of for a new future in Oklahoma. It is very clear that Taylor wants a change in her life and when an old Indian lady approaches her begging her to take care of her baby it’s just the thing Taylor needs. Throughout Taylor’s journey to Oklahoma she really starts to connect with this child. Even though Taylor…show more content…
In the novel The Bean Trees By Barbara Kingsolver Taylor and Lou Ann learn what it’s like to become very close to someone and then in an instant loose them. The theme for this novel is “Hold on to everything you’ve got because you never know when you’re going to lose it”. “Slowly I am coming to understand exactly what this meant. For one thing people came and went quickly and stayed quietly” (132). This is a great example of the theme because it elaborates on the fact that Taylor had came so quickly to Tucson Arizona and met many new people and started friendships with them and then they all had to go so

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