The Poisonwood Bible Essay | The Survival of Communities in "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Peace Like a River"

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The Survival of Communities in "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Peace Like a River"

Summary: The necessities of a successful community are key themes in two novels: "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver and "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Every community requires a balance of concurring and diverse opinions. They must also value and accept change and rely upon one another's love and support.
According to Scholastic Pocket Dictionary a community is a, "group of people with common interests living in a particular area" (Scholastic... 153). The dictionary gives us a rough idea of what a community is, but not how it works. Any community requires a balance of concurring and diverse opinions. Without these opinions nothing would get accomplished. Also members of the communities must value change and accept it as it is thrown their way. And through it all, they need one another's love and support. In the novels Peace Like a River by Leif Enger and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver to different types of communities are displayed, but both of them thrive on these necessities in order for their survival.

When the majority of the population shares similar viewpoints, things can become accomplished more easily. In Barbara...

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