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In the Poisonwood Bible, for example, there are many important plot points that stem from the Congolese jungle as well as the country’s political crisis. Foster says: (Jack and Jill quote). Similar to how the hill provided a decline for Jack and Jill to stumble down, the jungle provided a habitat for the ants, the village hunt, the snake that killed Ruth. In addition, the revolutionary state the Congo is in allows story arcs for Leah and Anatole, and of course the suspicious actions of Eeben Axelroot.
Adah is empowered in Africa; other than her skin color, she is not much different from the many other cripples in Kilanga. She is symbolically and literally healed when she makes it out of Africa. When she marries Anatole, a man deeply involved in the country’s revolution, she is trapped in Africa and ends up planting her roots there. Ruth May symbolizes the sacrifice that people must make to come to the Congo and of course loses her life. Rachel sticks out her elbows and goes wherever the Congo will take her.
Orleanna is scarred by what the Congo has taken from her and she suffers from guilt for the rest of her life.
But once he is free, large-scale shots of distant mountains and open plains are used.