Themes In Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life Of Bees

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In Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, the excerpt supports the theme of the novel by explaining that love is worth all. In the statement, Lily watches her father leave her behind at August’s house,because he knows that he can not love Lily the way that all of the women can love her. After T.Ray leaves, Lily looks at the women and realizes that the hole she has felt all of her life, from not having her mother, is now filled with love. Now she does have a mother; now she has many mothers. Lily says, “And there they were. All these mothers. I have more mothers than any eight girls off the street” (298). Then Lily says, “ I remember the sight of them standing there waiting. All these women, all this love, waiting” (299). The women who are
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