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 Poisonwood - Questions about the ending 
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Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:01 pm
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What happened at the end? Did Orleanna die? I wasn't sure. The last few pages talk about the girls coming to say goodbye to Ruth May, "but in truth they are saying goodbye to their mother." Then in the last few lines the book says "walk forward into the light."
I didn't understand the part with the vendor either. Why did she know nothing about Kilanga? Why did she close her eyes? Did anyone understand this? If so, please explain. :?:

Sun Apr 20, 2003 7:32 pm
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I'm glad you brought that up!! I was a little confused about the ending
as well. I felt that the last chapter seemed to express the memories of
Orleanna. After reading the last chapter,"The Eyes in the Trees". the author gave me the impression that Orleanna was no longer living. Maybe I'm not reading her correctly. I would like to know what happened to her also.


Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:41 pm

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I thought Orleanna was still alive. But after reading your questions I am not so sure now. Perhaps the vendor did not know about Kilanga because it had been wipe out by diease/flood/famine... Or maybe it was just a good twist to the story in that mon and sisters could not "properly" bury Ruth May.

Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:01 pm
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