The Bean Trees

Discuss how both the motto "live her or bust" and the "man in the maze" indian symbol apply to the novel so far?

Chapter 6 : Valentine's Day

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The narrator finds visiting Mattie at Jesus is Lord Tires an experience in itself. It represents a sense of abandon full of mystery and danger. Mattie says the stickman on the man's best buckle is the Indian symbol of life: the man in the maze. I suppose this alludes to life being a maze not just for the narrator but for everybody.