Dialectical Journal For The Secret Life Of Bees By George Orwell

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Of the many quotes I found, the first one, was on the very first page, “The bees came in the summer of 1964, the summer I turned fourteen and my life went spinning off into a whole new orbit, and I mean whole new orbit. Looking back on it now, I want to say the bees were sent to me.” From my point of view, this quote fits the novel well because of its contribution to the developing plot line. As the book opened, the author already added suspense. The quote is important to not only the plot line, but the overall novel. From reading this, I wondered how bees could change someone’s life and for it to spin in a “whole new orbit”. The quote is also important to the novel as a whole, especially the second part of the passage. I also wondered who sent the bees and why? As a reader, I had to look back and re-evaluate the quote, and to be able answer the questions I had when first starting the novel. Then, I also realized throughout the book that the bees were used as foreshadowing. It also contributes to the theme of bees, not only in the passage but the entire novel. For example, Lily’s bees in her room, August being a beekeeper, and the title.
The passage was very meaningful as a reader because it is very intriguing and caused me to want to read more, and wonder how could something as simple as a bee make such an impact? I chose this …show more content…

“Change the world-that’s how we gotta think.” This quote fits into the novel because of Zach’s relationship with Lily, which was most people did not think was right in that time period. A theme associated with this quote was racism, which happened throughout the book, with Zach going to jail for something he did not do, and how Rosaleen got mistreated by the men when she went to jail because of her skin color. Likewise, I think it said a lot about Zach’s character, by him wanting to help do more, and trying to change the

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