Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible is the story of the Price family’s religious conquest to the Congo and the events that occurred while living there. These events are related to us through five contrasting narrators, Orleanna, and her children: Leah, Adah, Rachel, and Ruth May. The use of multiple points of view let the reader interpret the story’s themes on multiple levels and from multiple perspectives. But one can’t choose any character from the story to narrate, because when put together, these “chosen few” create the overall atmosphere the author wants you to have. Orleanna Price, the first narrator, had an upbeat young life until she married Nathan Price at 17. Almost immediately she regretted her decision and created distance between her new husband. As a means to disillusion herself from reality she bore four children to keep her mind occupied. At the point when the novel takes a quick turn, and Nathan’s madness turns out to be more evident, Orleanna wants to break from her husbands grasp. Tragically enough, it isn’t until the point of Ruth May’s death which gives her enough courage to take her children and leave Nathan. Orleanna to voice is primarily composed of balme. She is fixated on the fact that her ignorance caused her little girl’s death. I believe the writer utilizes her guilt as an approach to force the reader to recognize his or her own guilt.Rachel is another storyteller, but unlike her mother she is firmly connected to Nathan. She is materialistic from the age of fifteen to her elderly state, always overwhelmed by her self absorbed concerns. Being the most narrow minded character, she takes Ruth’s passing as the reason she will never be able to forget the Congo, and finds no distress in her death. Even though she wishes to not deal with the Congo, she keeps on propelling her life in the their assuming control over the land with her hotel and her marriage to an ambassador. Her voice while describing mirrors her identity. She marries three unique men and in the long run acquires an effective resort, at the same time declining to recognize the misery that encompasses her. Instead is viewed as an offensive area of her life she wishes not to be bugged by.

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