Symbols In The Secret Life Of Bees

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Bees are a mysterious species who have an incredible life that we know nothing about; in connection we live crazy, mysterious, lives with ups and downs; goods and bads. The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd is an extraordinary story about a teenager Lily Owens, her abusive father, her mother, and numerous friends. Lily lost her mother at a young age, so she runs away; she ends up living with a loving family of women and finds mothers within them. She learns about friendships, overcoming, forgiveness, and love. In The secret Life of Bees the author shows theme through conflict and symbolism. The theme of The Secret Life of Bees is that sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives can put us on a path to the good things. “Rosaleen lifted her snugg jug, which was filled with black spit, and calmly poured it across the men’s shoes…” (32). Rosaleen intends to register to vote, and on the way, they run into three white men. The men taunt Rosaleen, who angrily spills chewing-tobacco juice on their shoes. The men accost Rosaleen and call the police, who then take Rosaleen and Lily to jail. “I'm gonna register to vote” (281). Rosaleen is taking her chances and feels more confident than ever. She is going through with her decision no matter what and isn't going to let anything get…show more content…
A touching story of a young teenage girl’s way to healing and of finding. Not only wholeness, but the sacredness of living in this crazy world. It shows the simple feelings and the overcoming within struggles in the flow of time. The Secret Life of Bees is a book about love, pain, courage, and being strong; it’s an outstanding, hard, and crazy adventure of one young teenage girl looking for her mother. Confirming that a family can be found where it’s least expected. Perhaps not under one’s roof, but in that miraculous place where we find love and acceptance; as Lily did within the Boatwright
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