The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible


Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible: Book 2, Chapter 25 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.
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