The Poisonwood Bible Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the parallels between the situation in the Congo and in the Price family. How do the events in each of these realms mirror each other?

Kingsolver has Orleanna's narrative looking back on events rather than a narrative as the events take place, as she does with the girls' narratives. Why do you think she chose to do this? What does this accomplish in the novel?

What do you think the title, The Poisonwood Bible, means at both a literal and symbolic level? Why do you think Kingsolver chose this title?

Describe how each daughter views the Congo and the people there before Ruth May's death. What do their views reveal about each of their personalities?

Kingsolver uses animals to symbolize various things throughout the novel. Describe some of these instances and explain how she creates this symbolism.

Nathan Price is the only member of the Price...

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