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," this paper was written by Brittany Taylor (WC 2010) for a junior/senior seminar on women and creativity, and won the Valerie Kay Hardy Essay Award in 2010.
It is an in-depth analysis of Barbara Kingsolver's novel, , with support from a variety of texts and literary theory.
“Here and now,” Kingsolver writes, “spring heaved in its randy moment.Cattle were driven between two fires to protect them before they were turned out into summer pastures. The elderly prayed over the flames, men about to take long journeys leapt through them thrice, “the girls tripped across it to procure good husbands; women great with child might be seen stepping through it to ensure a happy delivery, and children were also carried across the smoldering ashes.” In Palestine, where my people came from, about a million years ago, they had this tradition of sacrificing goats.To God, theoretically, but I think probably they ate them after the ceremony…So, here’s the thing.Everything is about sex, “even the air smelled like sexual ecstasy” (183).Deep into spring looking forward to summer, all of earth’s creatures are single-mindedly searching for a mate.By demolishing the presumed autonomy that Deanna has assumed, that Garnett has adopted after the death of his wife, that Lusa believes she has been forced into as an outsider to the Widener family, Kingsolver builds community where it is least expected.Deanna Woolfe, the first of three perspective-sharing protagonists, interprets the title phrase as “the season of extravagant procreation” (Kingsolver 51).Deanna, Lusa, and Garnett are no different, though it is their bodies that put out the call rather than their minds.As we see, Kingsolver creates a distinct parallel between the lives and behavior of her human characters and that of Nature, but instead of supplying Nature with the characteristics of humans, she brings humans down to the level of nature, Kingsolver effectively envisions Nature as a force.Below are a few excerpts from the essay, showing the introduction, a transition, some textual analysis, and the conclusion.The commentary on the right was also written by Brittany Taylor.