Do Taylor and Lou Ann have contradicting traits that cause internal conflicts in "The Bean Trees"?

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Taylor is a positive woman who sees living in the world as a manageable challenge.  She believes in herself and in others.  Taylor has the strength and confidence to strike out on her own, searching for her own life, unencumbered by her family.

Lou Ann, however, is a dependent pessimist.  She cares about people, but she is determined to see the worst in life, to read the horoscopes and worry...

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