She lives alone with her father, Terrance Ray, and their black housekeeper and nanny, Rosaleen. Lily cannot bring herself to call her cruel, aloof father “Daddy,” so she calls him T. Ray instead. Rosaleen warns her to watch out, because “bees swarm before death.” Lily insists on telling T. Ray about the bees, so she wakes him up, even though she suspects it will only anger him. It does. Lily reminisces about her mother, who died when she was four years old.
In Catherine, Called Birdy, many women gave Birdy advice but she never really listenened to them, but when she did, she made a decision that changed her life forever. Her mother told her “Don't Stretch your legs longer than your stockings or your toes will stick out. You are so much already, Little Bird. Why not cease you fearful pounding against the bars of your cage and be content?” In other words, she is saying that she needs to be happy with what she has because what she has is all she needs. Also that she needs to stop trying to be who she is not.
mother regrets leaving house because she wants to settle down but she is also getting sick moving around and has given up hope starting new life. * at start blackberries represent new hope but at end reflect mothers mood and life, as if it was wasted * depersonalisation major theme drifters. it mainly affects mother. she lacks identity in poem and continuously referred to as "she". tom, father, only person who has identity in poem.
After the incident of her mother taken away from her she drastically became a whole another person. At her new foster home Antonia wasn't as nice as she once was. Antonia was rather rude to her foster parents Tillie and Luis. She was open minded and caring before but once she was brought into the new foster family it was as if she had lost these character traits. She still showed love to her mother and brothers but she still boxed out the foster parents who have treating her as a princess.
Through the movie her father starts dating and gets engaged to a woman whom tries to help Vada with her emotional feelings. The story line takes a turn when Vada best friend dies from bee stings while trying to retrieve her mood ring she lost in the woods. Vada is in her middle childhood and that is a rough time for most girls at this age. Vada spends time worrying about herself and how she is changing physically. Vada is also a becoming a hypochondriac and misconceptions of death and how that evolves in her world.
“The Secret Life of Bees” explores the importance of forgiveness. Kidd wants her readers to realize how hard it is to forgive the painful truth. Lily’s heart fills with sorrow when she finds out her mother left her with her brutal father T.Ray to run away to Tiburon. Lily is
This is because as a young girl she watched her mother suffer through a sickness known as the Cold. She had to sit as a bystander knowing there is nothing she could do but listen to her mother scream and plead for help. “In the afternoons after school, between bouts of screaming, Tana’s mother would call for her, pleading, begging to be let out. […] And little Pearl would toddle up, crying too […] Make her stop, Pearl said” (Black 14). In turn this event began to eat at her father’s ability to stay present for his daughters, leaving only Tana to be there for Pearl.
Addy was still weak from the efforts of her labour, and still sore and bleeding, but she knew she had to leave and she had to leave today" (Lansens 271). Then, when Addy loses Chick, she handles the situation in a better way: "She would not pass through the big oak doors though. Instead she climbed the fire escape stairs, stepping around Mr. Baldwin's winter wood and kindling, intent on keeping her memories at bay" (Lansens 472). Addy is able to overcome the feeling of hurt fast after the death of her second child because she already faces a similar dilemma with her first child. She leaves a whole country to conquer the feeling of loss of her first child whereas she simply decides to ignore the passage her family used to take together in her building after her second child dies.
Maggie’s mother was also older and better suited to be a mother because she was older and more experienced however, Maggie’s father also left the family. Maggie turned out to be shy and refrained from social life since she did not leave the house after being burned. “She stoops down quickly and lines up picture after picture of me sitting in front of the house with Maggie cowering behind me” (Walker 746). Too much attention leads to Maggie clinging to her mother and not enough attention drives Emily to not seek out a close relationship with her mother. Both mothers are concerned with the status of their daughters.
Even though Akeelah feels protected and accepted around her coach and other former spelling bee friends she still gets mocked by her classmates and even her own mother is against her goal for the spelling bee. Her mother had issues dealing with her husband passing away and her one of Akeelahs brothers out on the streets doing bad things. Akeelah fights threw her afterschool activity and homework at the same time. Akeelah later finds her life revolved around the spelling bee. She slowly starts not doing her main