"The Poisonwood Bible" Theme Connections

"The Poisonwood Bible" Theme Connections

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Storyboard Description

Contrasting views of older and younger generations

Storyboard Text

  • Adah: The truth is what is scientifically proven
  • Religion
  • Nathan: The Bible is the truth. Do the verse!
  • Adah: I am educated, I went to college, and now I study diseases.
  • Gender Roles and Education
  • Nathan: Sending a woman to college is like pouring water into a shoe.
  • Rachel: I blame Leah for this. I mean what could I have done differently- not much.
  • Guilt and Blame
  • Orleana: My favorite child, please forgive me
  • Adah: Doesn't he know that means poisonwood?
  • Language and Communication
  • Nathan: Tata Jesus is Bangala!
  • Leah: She told you this won't work. You have to make mounds. 
  • Acceptance of new ideas
  • Nathan: I know how to garden! I will teach the Africans and solve world hunger.
  • Leah: I love Anatole
  • Nathan: eehh! Thank goodness I saved Rachel. How absurd! Interracial marriages!
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