A Lesson Before Dying Character Analysis Essay

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Rich Cominskie Mrs. Burt Honors English 11 23 September 2010 Dual Character Analysis Paper My choices of summer reading books consisted of A Lesson Before Dying and The Secret Life of Bees. I found both stories to be interesting and quite unique. I found it to be a little difficult to find any obvious similarities between A Lesson Before Dying and The Secret Life of Bees. However, I did find some. In one instance, there is some sort of journal. In A Lesson Before Dying, Grant had bought Jefferson a journal to write any thoughts he had down. In comparison, Zach, from The Secret Life of Bees, bought Lily a journal to write all of her thoughts in. In both books, the main character has a love, or love interest. In both stories, the main character is trying to do something important. Lily is trying to find a new life, and get answers to her questions, while Grant was basically trying to save a life. Rather than a similarity between the main characters, both books have an intense emotional tug throughout them. On the other hand, I found it quite easier to find differences between the…show more content…
At home, her father, T Ray is very abusive, mostly verbal, but at times there were some physical moments. As a child, T Ray told Lily that she had murdered her own mother, and that her mother didn’t love her and was abandoning them both. Lily didn’t really completely believe her father, but she did question whether it is true or not. All Lily knew she could do was run away, and start a new life. So, that’s exactly what she did. Oddly enough, her gut intuition lead her to a place her mom you to go, August Boatwright’s house, the most famous honey maker in Tiburon, South Carolina. Finally, she asks if August knew her mom, and finds out that her father was lying and her mother was going back for her and really did love her. Ultimately, Lily ends of living at the Boatwright

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