The Bean Trees

compae and contrast the reactions or lou ann and taylor when tey find out turtles real name and how those reactions reveal something important about them.

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Once again, the theme of names returns to The Bean Trees with the decision to give Turtle a new name. Quite significantly, Turtle receives her new name when her status and position change, just as Taylor chose her new name once she left Pittman County. The new name, April, even carries with it the symbolism of spring and renewal, as the baby Turtle takes on a new role as the foster daughter of Taylor Greer.