Essays Tagged: "Poisonwood Bible"

Despite the African setting, 'The Poisonwood Bible' can be seen as an attack on American Society. Discuss

itude towards colonialism and politics in their struggle against Communism. Many have observed "The Poisonwood Bible" to be a story about people, culture and conflict and specifically, "cultural imper ... ialism and post-colonial history"2, regardless of the African setting.In a more general sense, "The Poisonwood Bible" demonstrates the inaccurate assumptions of the white American family. We can see t ...

(12 pages) 98 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How The Poisonwood Bible relates to Sociology.

The Poisonwood Bible Book CritiqueSociology can be defined as the study of human social behavior, especi ... ecially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. The Poisonwood Bible is a perfect example of this, as a family is forced to leave their home in America, ... e seen as a form of revenge on those who would make him something other than who he wants to be.The Poisonwood Bible is an extreme reflection of Western colonialism and post-colonialism, an depiction ...

(6 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Use of language and linguistics in The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

While reading The Poisonwood Bible, I was fascinated by Kingsolver's extensive use of Lingala, the language used in th ... prising it is that such small linguistic errors can have such an effect. The title of the book, The Poisonwood Bible , refers to this very phenomenon. Nathan, when preaching, would attempt to say that ... tempt to say that "Jesus is dearly beloved!", but each time would declare heartily that "Jesus is a poisonwood tree!" In conclusion, I was impressed by Kingsolver's knowledge of the Lingala language a ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many well-written pieces of literature including The Poisonwood Bible. This novel explores the beauty and hardships that exist in the Belgian Congo in 19 ... ed racial beliefs, and a very different way of life than they would soon experience. Throughout The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver explores the importance and impact of faith, and a religion based on you ... he was very intelligent and religious, as she refers to the bible within many of her entries in The Poisonwood Bible. Adah chose to make a dedicated commitment to Christ within the earlier stages of h ...

(8 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Healing Power of Art, and how it pertains to Poisonwood Bible and Year of Wonders

that they will never be truly alone. They also compliment our understanding of Year of Wonders and Poisonwood Bible. For Year of Wonders we see depictions of saints of the religion that Anna Frith an ... ts of the religion that Anna Frith and her townfolk turned to when they were hit by the plague. For Poisonwood Bible we get a peek into the religion of the Congo natives, and of the way some of their ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

My Life's Own Novel

ebration we mortals really know," says the character of Orleanna in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Poisonwood Bible (162). Throughout my life, but in the past four years more than ever, I have found ... h a desire for more literature about Africa, and, on my mother's suggestion, I decided to begin The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. A tearful goodbye to my friends and family, followed by a he ...

(9 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education