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.
It is possible that this plot does or could happen in real life. Abuse and racism happens in some countries and it can be very brutal, and is shown the same way as the story. Like Lilly there are children that continue to be abused by their parents and they are very sad and lonely but also there are also good people like the Boatwright sisters who are kind to all people regardless of their race. The ending of the story, solves the main plot’s conflict and there is a satisfying solution. 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.
BeeLittle Bee Chapter Analysis A Thesis statement: In order to survive, humans are forced to adjust to new environment so that they can sustain with current conditions. In Little Bee, the author demonstrates the protagonist’s life in detention center with humor and satire to convey Little Bee’s adjustment from harsh condition to a fluent and well-spoken Nigerian girl. She has to give up a lot and suffer from the brutality and harshness in the detention center. She is a refugee and she Satire: The new lifestyle also influence they way people thinking and their maturity. As they have selection to accept or discard to adjust to a certain environment.
An In-Deep Understanding of “Mother Tongue” In the essay “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan accomplishes in three things simultaneously: she appeals the audiences emotionally by providing the pictures of the experiences between her mother and her; she shows the struggle of cultural racism that her mother and she go through without pointing out directly; and she puts some odd things into the essay and make it expressive. Amy Tan’s essay is very successful because she writes in her personal and “easy to read” style. Without the special English she uses in her writing, we may not easily understand and accept her ideas. Tan writes about that she has grown up with using different kinds of English: the English she learned in school and she uses in public, and the English she uses in speaking with her mother, which is described as the “broken” English. Moreover it comes to her sense that language is not only a communication tool but also an essential thing in enabling individuals to define their identities.
When the white master is sent off to war, his jealous wife threatens to whip Nanny and to sell off her baby. Nanny flees in the night with her child and stays in hiding until slavery ends. At that point she becomes a nanny for a white family and desires to be like them. She strives to raise her daughter properly but that backfires when her child is raped by her white teacher. Nanny’s daughter gives birth to Janie and then disappears forever leaving Nanny to raise her granddaughter.
Lou Ann’s husband has deserted both herself and the baby; Taylor has had an Indian child thrust upon her as her own; and Esperanza has left her child behind in her homeland with kidnappers in an attempt to save the lives of many other people. Taylor’s situation is especially significant as she was determined to make it out of Kentucky without any responsibilities. Kingsolver creates a community of characters who depend upon one another in order to survive personal hardships, unexpected crises, and even everyday challenges within an increasingly complex world. As these characters journey through life, they meet and connect with one another in a profound and often life-saving manner. In the process, they form a community of mutually supportive people—one that functions like a big extended family, however non-traditional it may be.
Lily attaches herself to this community, especially a motherly African American woman named August, because they represent her last resort to discover information about her mother. Confused and alone, Lily is desperate to find anything that discredits her mother’s death as her fault and proves that her mother loved her all along. Kidd uses Lily’s vulnerability to portray the necessity of growing up in a comfortable and supportive environment, and how that effects a young girl’s youth and development. Kidd develops this purpose through her use of seamless characterization, the symbolism of bees, and illustrating the crucial influence that a sense of sisterhood, community, and comfort has on a young girl such as Lily Owens. Moving flawlessly throughout the novel, Kidd describes irreplaceable characterizations that create the perfect dynamic between the crucial contents of the plot, and important underlying messages.
Self-love and racism play a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon. Janie spent her days looking for passionate love in three different marriages. With the character of Mrs. Turner, she shows how everyone is racist in the world, and she is black herself but don’t want to realize it because she’s biracial. Hurston’s theme of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was based on the Harlem Renaissance and was shown dramatically throughout of the book. First, the theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon.
Max's story aims to encourage Liesel to be brave and willing to counter words of hatred with words of love; these final lines suggest that others would be willing to follow her if she took such a stand. 10. "I am haunted by humans." (550) The Book Thief is framed by Death's and death's inability to reconcile the remarkable cruelty and the remarkable compassion of which human beings are simultaneously capable. Liesel's life story contains elements of both, and by the end of the novel, Death appears to be no more capable of judging humanity than at the novel's outset.
Another important aspect bees symbolize is human society. After Lily and her housekeeper, Rosaleen, run away, they follow clues to a vital place in Lily’s deceased mother’s past, a bee farm. The farm is kept by three African American sisters with deep views and vibrant personalities. August, the wisest sister, fills Lily with knowledge of the way bees, “’Most people don’t have any idea about all the complicated life going on inside of a hive. Bees have a secret life we don’t know anything about’” (Monk Kidd 148).