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Anne Dalke's picture

traveling aimlessly

Interesting. One way I'm not sure that these characters work as tricksters is that they are all so embedded in their location, and so knowing of it. Hyde says that the trickster "travels aimlessly," "wanders blindly," has a "context of no context"--as opposed to those with "species knowledge," who are "situated in space by nature." Isn't that a pretty good description of each of Kingsolver's well-situated characters?

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