The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible Book 2, Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
It is June 13th, 1960—Independence Day for the Congo. On this same day, Adah follows a trail of feathers and realizes that Methuselah has been “freed” from his cage and eaten by some kind of predatory animal.
Methuselah’s “liberation” from his cage has an obvious symbolic resonance: it suggests the Congo’s struggle for freedom, and how liberation and tragedy are often closely linked.
Themes
Freedom, Growth, and Coming-of-age Theme Icon
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Race, Racism, and Culture Theme Icon
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