|The Bird Eye View of the World
The Bird Eye View of the World.
Barbara Kingsolver’s book High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never is a collection of twenty-five different essays. They do not seem connected to each other at the first sight, but in reality, a few major themes, such as parenting, motherhood, family life and nature, connect them together. Several of the essays contain a critique of different aspects in the U.S. culture on which the author focuses. For my writing, I chose four of those essays: “High Tide in Tucson”, “Stone Soup”, “Somebody’s Baby”, “Civil Disobedience at Breakfast”, in which Kingsolver wrote about parenting in America. In my essay, I will try to explain how the author connected her essays with the critique of this aspect, and what the nature of her critique is.
In the first part of my essay, I would like to write about the relationship between parents and their children. Let’s see what she wrote about the American parents’ way of education thei...