What Does The Pink House Symbolize In The Secret Life Of Bees

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Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, symbolizes the Boatright’s pink house as a spinner that leaves in the positive and removes the negative. For instance, “‘It separates out the honey,’ she said. ‘Takes out the bad stuff, leaves in the good. I’ve aways thought how nice it would be to have spinners like this for human beings. Just toss them in the let the spinner do its work’” (77). A statement such as this lets the reader know that August Boatwright wishes that only the best parts of people are revealed. Indeed, when Lily first entered the pink house in Tiburon, South Carolina Lily surprised herself as she immediately confessed to August the truth about her running away. Subsequently. after staying in the house for only a single
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