In ‘Lily’s Chicken’, Kingsolver tells a delightful story about her five year olddaughter’s relationship with a rooster. She tries to explain how her daughter grows andhow it affects her thinking and her actions. In this essay she focuses more on theconnection between humans and the environment.
5.The One Eyed Monster and Why I don’t Let Him In
In this essay, Kingsolver talks about how the Television (to which she calls theone eyed monster) has negative affects on humans. She personifies the television andsays that it tries to take the spot of the newspaper. She says that TV creates a loss incontentment. But at the same time she enjoys keeping a VCR in her house.6.
A Letter to my Daughter at Thirteen
In this essay, Kingsolver is writing a letter to her daughter where she describes about therelationship between a mother and a child. She starts off by talking about how motherskeep an eye on their children and she describes her teenage life to het daughter. She later on talks about how she takes care of her daughter as she also talks about being careful inhigh school and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.
7.A Letter To My Mother
This essay can be considered as a sequel to “A Letter to My Daughter at Thirteen”. In thisessay, Kingsolver starts off by saying how different letters are from other communicationsystems. She greatly emphasizes on the importance of letters as an important way of communication as she explains a lot of her feelings in letters, feelings that cannot beexpressed in other ways. She also adds that writing letters tend to open one’s mind.