The Bean Trees

How does Lou Ann's dead father continue to influence the members of Lou Ann's family? What detils in the chapter convey this continuing influence?

Chapter 4 : Tug Fork Water

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This chapter largely portrays the demands upon Lou Ann as she attempts to deal diplomatically with her difficult situation; in attempting to please her mother and grandmother, she and Angel must pretend that their marriage is still stable. And, as Kingsolver demonstrates through Lou Ann's interactions with her family, placating each member of her family is difficult to do.