Literary Analysis Essay On The Secret Life Of Bees

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Secrets They are something we all have, secrets that we keep locked away from the rest of the world. The real truth is that you never know the hidden battles that other people are fighting every single day while forcing a smile on the outside. “You never know what goes on behind closed doors”, Sue Monk Kid’s novel “The Secret Life of Bees” most definitely proves that well-known quote to be true. A novel in which the title itself carries the exact theme of the book, “The secret Life of Bees.” In “The Secret Life of Bees” Sue Monk Kidd uses various literary devices such as mood, motifs, and metaphors. Mood is a literary device that is used in Kidd’s novel “The Secret Life of Bees” to show how almost everyone has deep dark secrets that holds them in the past. Mood refers to the mental and emotional disposition of the way a subject or a character is portrayed, which in turn sets up the atmosphere or mood to the novel. For instance in Kidd’s novel, “The Secret Life of Bees”, the mood is frequently serious because it treats a series of somber issues: verbal and physical abuse, racial discrimination, violence, and death. However, Kidd punctuates these grave moments with humor and the desire of the characters to overcome. Because the characters are able to meet the many challenges they face and…show more content…
On the outside Lily Owens seems like a happy and adventurous, fun-loving fourteen-year old. But on the inside Lily has her own many battles: the death of her mother, her oppressive father, and the journey of finding out who she really is. We as people all have inside struggles, some worse than others and some, better. But although the main theme is everyone has dark secrets they battle with behind closed doors, that doesn’t mean that we as humans cannot overcome them just as Lily
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