The Bean Trees

What is one thing that Taylor Greer discovered about life?

What she learned

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You could certainly say that Taylor has learned that not all men are bad. Her idea of the men of Pittman County is shaped by Newt Hardbine who gets Jolene pregnant so that she is trapped by marriage and family responsibilities. Taylor dos not understand why Jolene would allow herself to submit to that kind of marriage. But her idea of men begins to change when her Mama marries Harland Elleston. Lou Ann helps her understand that men can be good when a relationship is based on respect. Taylor also sees that Estevan is a good man and begins to feel some attraction to him. She discovers that not all men are like the ones she observed when she lived in Pittman County.