A Prayer For Owen Meany And Poisonwood Bible
In a manger full of dry, crisp hay lays a small infant who breathed his first breath a few moments ago. The newborn is serene and possesses a countenance of sacredness beyond any mortal. This holy child is bound for glory and praise. It is the Little Lord Jesus.
People and institutions have various interpretations about this Lord Jesus. Christians believe him to be the Son of God, Muslims judge him to be a prophet of the Lord, and Atheists merely consider him to be a person of profound teachings. In the novel The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver connects Jesus equally to a poisonwood tree; and in A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving corresponds Jesus to ?an instrument of God.? Also, in addition to Jesus, these two novels comment on the nature of faith in modern society and symbolize upon several religious characters and subjects that appear in the Bible.
?Tata Jesus is bangala! (Kingsolver 533),? says Reverend Price. This can mean two things depending on how you pronounce it: ?Jesus is poisonwood? or ?Jesus is the most precious. Kingsolver says, ? Poisonwood!? What she means is that Jesus can be a dangerous poison that can cause
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