The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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Consider a scene in the Poisonwood Bile that awakens "thoughtful laughter" and how it contributes to the meaning of the novel.

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A scene that comes to my mind is when Methuselah, the parrot left by Brother Fowles, squawks out the word "damn". You laugh at this until the three older daughters are punished by their father. Since he can't pin the sin on any one of them, he punishes them all. The girls don't let their father...

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