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Transcript of THE POISONWOOD BIBLE IOP <Holly Anderson>

Contrast of cultures
-The Price family is not accustomed to the traditions and ways of the Congolese as Kingsolver makes apparent throughout the book. The family fails to take time and consider how their actions in the Congo might be looked at differently than they would in Georgia.
-Page 89: "The woman squatting behind the oranges leaped up hissing, slicing her hands like scissor blades at the two of us"

-"Stupid ghost! Non-person! Straddling a woman's market day wealth

- "A foreign mother and child, assuming themselves in charge suddenly slapped down to nothing by what they all saw us to be."

-The women were shocked when Leah jumped over a women's market day oranges because it showed how negligent the Price family was to consider the lifestyles of the Congolese.
-This passage as well as many others demonstrates how the Price family carry the idea that they are superior to the native people
Section 1. Orleanna's Revelation
-Why were the women so shocked by Leahs jumping over the oranges?

-This was disrespectful to the woman
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