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The Secret Life Of Bees Analysis

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Assessing The Secret Life of Bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood
The Secret Life of Bees is written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The movie was made in 2008 and the book was made in 2001. The movie was placed in South Carolina during the Civil Rights era. This movie deals with racism, guilt and domestic abuse. Bythewood talks about love between colored people, and the civil rights movement becoming a law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Secret Life of bees explores diversity in a positive way by revealing the racism of the time, by showing the interracial love of a couple, and representing historical improvements of race relations. This is a film who centers on the main character Lily Owen a 14-year-old white females who comes from a broken home and a father who abuses her. She has been rescued by her African American housekeeper who was taken out of the working fields to take care of Lily. Rosaleen ends up taking her away from her abusive father T. Ray, to go live with the Boatwright sisters. Where she faces the struggle where this African American family doesn’t know if they should accept a white American into an African American house. At the Boatwright’s house was a rock wall that was referred as the “Jewish wall” where May Boatwright wrote down prayers and stuck them there. Lily is haunted by the memories and images of her mother who dies when she was four years old and she soon realizes the Boatwright’s have secrets about her mother.
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