How Far Would Anyone Be Able to Go to Find the Truth About their Mother's Death

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How far would anyone be able to go to find the truth about their mother’s death. In Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life Of Bees the main theme is the development of the principal character, Lily. Lily is a girl who has lived a very rough childhood; she has killed her mother, and her father abuses her. She has grown without a female role model. She leaves her house with Rosaleen (her stand-in mother) to find answers about her mom. She arrives at the Boatwright sisters house, where they help her find not just answers, but some peace and forgiveness. When Lily gets the answers to all her questions she does not like all of them, but she knows it is better to know the truth than to live in a lie. At the beginning of the novel Lily is really…show more content…
How far would anyone be able to go to find the truth about their mother’s death. In Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life Of Bees the main theme is the development of the principal character, Lily. Lily is a girl who has lived a very rough childhood; she has killed her mother, and her father abuses her. She has grown without a female role model. She leaves her house with Rosaleen (her stand-in mother) to find answers about her mom. She arrives at the Boatwright sisters house, where they help her find not just answers, but some peace and forgiveness. When Lily gets the answers to all her questions she does not like all of them, but she knows it is better to know the truth than to live in a lie. At the beginning of the novel Lily is really insecure and has very low self-esteem, but as she starts to find female role models and friends she becomes more confident and changes for good. August helps her become open minded, and more confident. In Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees Lily gets help from many different people, like the Boatwright sisters. She goes from having no female models to having many. Even though August knows who Lily really is she decides not to confront her about it, but to lead her to opening herself. “Lily, if you wish to touch Our Lady’s heart you are welcome (119).” August tries to lead her to the right way. When August realizes who Lily really is she knows it is not a good idea to confront her. Instead, she decides to help her become confident and happy,

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