The Bean Trees

The bean trees chapter 13

Create Thread – 2015 Summer English 10 - Cameron

  • What effect is created with the juxtaposition of the trapped bird and the molestation report of Turtle??


Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

Taylor thinks Turtle might have been molested in the park. She falls into despair because she feels she failed Turtle by not protecting her. Taylor, overwhelmed with guilt, helps Virgie Mae free a bird trapped in the house. Freeing the bird is a symbolic representation of trying to free Turtle from her own mental prison.