Rosaleen, Lily’s nanny is also a key character in this book, as she too escapes with Lily, as they attempt to escape from the hatred they have experienced. In the “Secret Life of Bees” Kidd presents a strong message about racism. The novel is set in 1964, which is right after the Civil Rights Act in South Carolina, Tiburon. African American people still experienced racism; they do not have the right to vote even though the Civil Rights Act has already occurred. Lily’s African American nanny and also her only friend, Rosaleen was trying to vote, but the police put her in jail.
Her mom always knew her way around a good deal and therefore she hustled to put them in private school. She also traded cleaning services for a neighborhood doctor to make sure her kids had good healthcare. Ursula adds that her mother was her biggest influence for joining Xerox. Her mother Olga was pragmatic, focused and extremely practical, but was the ultimate self determining person. In 1980, Burns first worked for Xerox as a summer intern.
You could tell Lily was afraid of her father, seeing how she hesitated to tell him about events such as her birthday. Lily was also born and raised in rags, since her mother died when Lily was at a young age. After her mother died, Lily was stranded with a confused and angry father, and had to sew her own clothes, since it is all she had. These two stories already look the same, and both are only a fraction of the way in. Huck’s life was extremely terrible until he starting living with the Widow Douglas, which is the equivalent of when Lily went to live with the Boatwright sisters.
Then when she grows up she has a baby and Madame Valmonde goes to visit her and her baby. Armand, being a slave owner when realizes that the baby is not white meaning that Desiree is not white he tells her to leave the house. Desiree feels sad and desperate because of the situation and writes to her mom for help. She tells Desiree to come home with her baby. Later on, Armand burns anything that belongs to Desiree and feels like he doesn’t love her anymore just because the shame she brought to his family.
In addition to Eunice’s help as being part of feminism in the story, there is also the representation of independence. In the novel, Drupattie is an East Indian woman who married a black Guyanese man named Steven Osbourne. Osbourne walked out of her life, before their baby was born. She alone protected her child through the discrimination of her race. Evadne took care of hers and Compton’s child Hope, while Compton was in a relationship with Jennifer in New York.
Sadly, during a test Patsy's plane malfunctions and is killed. After a year of training together, Lily ends up getting married and pregant and is forced to leave. Ida Mae, against her mothers wishes, goes off to join the WASP. A airforce for all girls. She is desprate to fly and help in the war so she pretends to be while in order to stay in the WASP.
Lily is a 13 year old girl whose mother died when she was very young. She now lives with her father T Ray, whose doesn’t treat her like much of a daughter. He blames lily for her mother’s death. T Ray hired a women named Rosalyn to raise lily from a very young age. Rosalyn was African American and lived in a house in the woods behind the owen house hold.
The effects of Rosaleen, the Black Mary, and The Boatwright Sisters assisted Lily in achieving what she thought she could never accomplish. Even with the loss of her mother at a young age, she still was able to live a wonderful life. In The Secret Life of Bees Lily was lucky to find women like this, women who were willing to welcome a stranger into their home. Even with the loss of a mother at a young age, Sue Monk Kidd is able to portray her main character of Lily Owens as still being able to live a life most people dream
Although she was also born as slave but she runs away from her master to protect her children. After running from her master she went to her friend house where she hides for few days. After that she went to a nice lady house to hide. That lady knows Jacobs’s mother science the beginning and she was very fond of her. The lady heard the story of Jacobs and she offered her to hide at her house.
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