Farris Qunibi WRC Riske October 4, Analytical Response to Barbara Kingsolver’s “Stone Soup” Barbara Kingsolver’s “Stone Soup” is a personal. Everybody else, for heaven’s sake, should stop throwing stones. ARGUING . ” Stone Soup” is reprinted with permission from High Tide In Tucson, published by HarperCollins. Copyright© by Barbara Kingsolver. All rights. Like “Siren Song”, Kingsolver also ponders what it is to be a family. Unlike “Siren Song”, however, I found “Stone Soup” to be quite funny. I liked how Kingsolver’s.

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And there is metaphorical language scattered throughout. The fact that Kingsolver also skillfully deconstructs myths about the nuclear family bolsters her argument. Instead, create the impression that you are giving them the opportunity to be part of your success. What I derive is a tad different from the above. This story reinforces the belief that ikngsolver brains can get you out of any dire situation.

She explains what a family is from her perspective. She uses examples,statistics and metaphors to persuade her readers kingsoolver what a true family is. For Kingsolver, a family can be made up of individual or a group of people who are not related by marriage or blood, but leave together in peace and harmony. Kingsolver made a stong argument. I like the way the character pointed to the facts in History that shaped our view, definition and model of family.

Obviously, during the last decades, those views have not changed for we are still stuck with the American doll model of family which does not reflect our actual reality in this society. The character also shows that we need each other to survive; that being too judgmental and self-righteous as a society actually destroy us.


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Only by being open-minded, understanding, supportive and helpful of each other can we expect to advance because everybody at one point or another has had to barbaga through some though times that do not comply to our perfect conceptions and principles.

To answer Addie Hopes question, I think that Kingsolver wanted to show that those who often point the finger and judge others do so because they can see their own errors and weaknesses mirrored in the other person and they themselves have little to offer as a better example.

It shows that when we all decide to come together instead of blaming each other, barbaraa little that we each have to offer, once added, becomes something that we can all benefit from no matter how different it turns out for each of us. In the above essay was an intriguing example of what society deems acceptable for a typpical home.

I really enjoyed this essay. However, this put me onto a whole other train of thought. It seems that in the past, families have been born out of neccessity, or out of strict social customs. Fo example, the multi-generational household vs.

I feel that in this day and age, we are able to define our own family in any way that we want to. Like any choice, this is both wonderful and overwhelming. If you have the possibility of choosing osup family kongsolver moms? If all you want at the end of the day is the healthiest, best situation for yourself and your family, what should one choose? When the author goes through different time periods and explains what families were like at the time it made me feel great about my mess of a family.

This story explains different aspect of family in good and bad times.

Kingsolver explains that the only way people get out of a marriage is divorce, which affects the entire household. All this are quite true,families comes with its packages but we are meant to try and solve things and not give up. It is also sad to know that one is treated differently or is left alone during a divorce.


I concur that society plays a major role in labeling. There are just way too many ignorant folks out there.

Argumentative Essay On “stone Soup” By “barbara Kingsolver”

They believe that their doll-house upbringing is the only upbringing that is suppose to be recognized. I am not a die hard media fan, but the media does not push people to condemn non doll-house families. You see gay, lesbian, and single parented individuals do talk shows just about every day of the week now. And many series that are broadcasted now involves abnormal familes or individuals with barbata families. Shows such as One and a half Men, Rebba, Simpsons, etc. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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