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There are many themes add up to a well-made story The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver she introduces a lot of themes that develop her well written novel One of the more obvious themes in the book is that of immigration There are also several references to child abuse Another is that of Teen pregnancy that is introduced early on These ones are not all of the themes that are used but are some the more important and reoccurring ones in the novel These themes are seen as threatening forces in by the main character in the book whom is named Taylor These themes lead to what ideas the author develops regarding an individual in the face of threatening forces One of the forces is teen pregnancy which is primarily talked about it the first chapter This is one of the greatest driving forces for getting Taylor out of Kentucky Taylor grew up in a society where many of the girls in her school and town became pregnant at a young age This all but impresses Taylor and motivates her to become someone better than all the pregnant girls of her town It motivates her even more when Newt Hardbine and Jolene Shanks arrive at the hospital Newt had been shot by his father and furthermore Jolene had been shot at while she was carrying a baby As this reality dawns on her it takes hold of her soul and immediately changes the way she views the world This turn of events has a great impact on Taylors future Most likely that her decision to leave town was final on that day Shortly after Taylor bestows the name of Turtle on the baby girl of what appears be two years old When she was given to Taylor she had several bruises on her body Later because of these bruises it is speculated that Turtle might have been abused physically and perhaps sexually as well
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