Literary Analysis on The Poisonwood Bible
Kilanga . However , this awareness doesn 't really become a dominant idea until later and for a while she stubbornly clings to the ideals of Christianity she 's been taught by her father . After Anatole has dinner with the Prices and tells them of his life , Leah speculates on the reality of the stories he told of the rubber plantations , I read in a book that they cut off the workers ' hands if they hadn 't collected enough rubber by the end of the day . The Belgian foreman would bring baskets full of brown
hands back to the boss , piled up like a mess of fish . Could this be true of civilized white Christians (144 . It isn 't until later that Leah finally confronts the hypocrisy of the idea of civilization
The sight and sounds of Patrice Lumumba 's inauguration , as well as seeing Leopoldville after the perspective of Kilanga . Listening to Lumumba talk against the poverty of the blacks of the Congo and the wealth of the Belgians and other white groups , Leah sees the truth in what he says to the crowd , Leopoldville is a nice little town of dandy houses with porches and flowery yards on nice paved streets for the whites , and surrounding it , for miles , and miles , nothing but dusty run-down shacks for the Congolese . They make their homes out of sticks or tin or anything else they can find . Father said that is the Belgians doing and Americans would never stand for this kind of unequal treatment (183 . Later , as her friendship with Anatole is developing Leah realizes the problems with her father 's reasoning , Maybe I was foolish to believe him . There were shanties just as poor in Georgia , on the edge of Atlanta , where black and white divided , and that was smack in...
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