Role Of Journey In Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Secret Life Of Bees'

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In The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily’s journey is related to our school motto: “Monstra Matrem: Show Thyself a Mother” because she was looking for a mother’s love. Specifically, the motto describes a request for maternal care and to live in the spirit of caring. For example, Lily describes her daydreams when she says, “I used to have daydreams in which she was white and married T. Ray, and became my real mother.” (Kidd 12). This quote shows how Lily wishes Rosaleen was her legal mother since she was the only female figure in Lily’s life at the time. Also, it provides us an image of the subtle fondness and support from Rosaleen. In addition, Lily requested something of May at her deathbed, “Say this to her: ‘Lily would appreciate
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