At the end, Lily finds out the complete truth about her mother who lived in the Pink house, and on the day that she died, she went to get Lily and to run away from T. Ray. Lily also learns that she did kill her mother by accident, forgives herself and learns to love her mother. I would improve the book by adding Deborah's ghost as she watches over Lily through the whole story, and how much she changes as the climax reaches its end. I would recommend this book to families and friends, since it has a very important life lesson. “The Secret Life of Bees” is, once again,
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.
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd Section A: Lily Owens is fourteen years old and lives alone with her father, a peach farmer, in Sylvan, South Carolina. Her father is very abusive and does not believe her stories about the bees in the walls of her bedroom. Rosaleen, Lily’s nanny, believes Lily but also thinks that is acting foolish trying to catch the bees. The mood of the story is very sad. Lily’s mother died when she was just four years old.
In The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd conveys the message that Lily learns to admire the little things in life and the people around her. With the loss of a mother at a young age a person’s life can significantly change, not always for the worst but also for the better. It can change the way someone thinks, handles problems, and control their emotions. This is the case with Lily Owens which loses her mother in a dreadful accident when she was only four years old. During her life journey she discovers many women to aid her and help her find herself.
The next stage that greatly influences Idgie’s life is when Ruth is asked to come and stay at Idgie’s home by her mother. Idgie is cautious and reluctant to Ruth in the beginning. Idgie blames her for Buddy’s death and tragedy was all she saw when she saw Ruth. Idgie taunts Ruth’s proper ways by incessantly challenging her to a battle of the wills. The moment of truth comes when Idgie dares Ruth to jump off a moving train.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is about a boy who never really had much; he was born into rags and lived in rags his entire life until he was taken in by the Widow Douglas, who gave him clothes and tried to educate him. Huck did end up reading and continued school for a while, even if he only continued school just to spite his father. Huck hated and feared his father, seeing how Pap was unpredictable and was the town drunk. Lily’s father in the Secret Life of Bees also struck fear in his child. You could tell Lily was afraid of her father, seeing how she hesitated to tell him about events such as her birthday.
Throughout The Secret Life of Bees, Lily, the main character of the novel, undergoes many important changes. These changes occur as she grows in her understanding of herself and the world that surrounds her. As Lily travels deeper into the South and is confronted more frequently with racism, her understanding and hatred for racism grow. In addition, Lily comes to terms with the death and absence of her mother. Lily finds peace within herself by seeking other means to fill the void left by her mother’s death and becoming spiritually linked with Our Lady Chains.
Throughout the novel, Lily Owens goes through many changes in the way she acts and how she perceives things. After accidentally killing her mother, Lily feels insecure and alone without a maternal figure. Rosaleen, her nanny, doesn’t exactly fit the role. This causes Lily to lack femininity and maturity as a woman. Over the course of the novel she learns to see past color and living with the Boatwright sisters allowed her to learn more about herself, her mother, and of course, bees.
She had hated the house that much.” This shows just how much Dee cared about her lifestyle and the location of the house. Resulting from her disrespect, she pushes her mother around. When Dee tries to take the quilts, Mama tells Dee that she had promised Maggie she could have them one day. Dee disregards her mother’s comment and begins to walk out the door. Mama realizes she must stand up to Dee and tell her that she cannot take the quilts because they are Maggie’s.
Rosaleen’s love of Lilly became apparent to the latter when she was a small child in South Carolina. Rosaleen had gotten Lilly “ an Easter dyed biddy from the Sylvan Mercantile. Lilly is confronted by her abusive father ,Terrence Ray , and Rosaleen “planted her self between Lilly and her father in a display of loves and courage, stirring the though in Lilly's mind that” she loves me”(pgs 11,12). Rosaleen doesn't display freely her love for Lilly, always saying that she” ain't gonna care” if Lilly were to