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The children of Nathaniel Price did not ask to be born unto him if they would have had choice the four daughters would have most likely settled elsewhere Barbara Kingsolvers The Poisonwood Bible is a realistic-fiction novel which captures a Georgia family beginning a mission trip in Africa under rule of a insensitive father with them they bring the gospel of the Lord into the deep Congo jungle Through trials and tribulations the father pushes his four daughters to see the light in Africa and continue onward despite the disease knocking at their mud-hutch doors and mosquito-net bedsides Father Price breathes the Catholic religion while the Africans murder it with bare hands the characters take on different views of each other while changing themselves in the light of a religious conflict between the natives The African culture makes a significant contribution to the characters change and development in Orleena Leah and Rachel Price Rachel Price the eldest teenager changed physically and socially due to her trip to Congo Africa I was never able to have children That is one thing I do regret on account of an infection I contracted pg 514 explains the hardship Rachel has suffered from this physically-natural nature of women Many females who are native to Africa in this novel are diseased or infected with the AIDS Virus leaving their children disfigured in a multitude of ways Self-centered and lonely in her self-owned hotel Rachel was not subject to loving a child This is a clear change that has takes place she grows up loving and playing with little Ruth May only after being barren herself Africa turns her hard towards children Early on the mission trip Rachel suffered from the lack of her mohair sweaters later on in life she learned to forget what was in America and make due with what Africa had to offer First setting foot on African soil boiled Leah Prices blood in
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