The Question and Answer section for The Poisonwood Bible is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think the tone here is full of personal guilt and lamentation.
In the first chapters, the author spends a lot of time describing the Price's materialistic attitudes. They are far too worried about the things they want to understand what they truly need. In addition, they are ignorant of the land and its...
I'm not sure what you mean by prompt. The chapter, Genesis, deals directly with God's command to Adam and Eve to excercise dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.