Essay Example on Reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd








How many times have you met a person thinking they were innocent but turned out to be brave as you learned more about them Reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd i have got another impression of Lily At first i thought she was good but further into the book i found out some crazy stuff how she kills her own mother owns up to her abusive father T Ray and how she broke Rosaleen out I never would have thought those actions would come from Lily Within chapter 1 you find out that Lily kills her mom with a gun not only does she do that but she owns up to it The day was December 3 1954 when the tragic incident happened When i saw the gun in her hand i ran toward her clumsy and falling wanting to save her to save us all Time folded in on itself than What is left lies clear yet disjointed pieces in my head The gun shining like a toy in her hand how he snatched it away and waved it around The gun on the floor Bending to pick it up The noise that exploded around us

The rest is history than she goes on saying She was all i wanted And i took her away It suckes that she killed her mom who she really loved and cared about she really felt bad as she would think about dying so she can ask for forgiveness and they would spend the rest of their time together as she said in chapter 1 That night i lay in bed and i thought about dying and going to be with my mother in paradise i would meet her saying Mother forgive Please forgive and she would kiss my skin till it grew chapped and tell me i was not to blame She would tell me this for the first ten thousand years I can't even imagine the pain she's going through she is pretty brave to kill her own mother and own up to it In the middle of chapter 2 T Ray had threatened Lily as he said Don't you leave this room You understand me You sit here and think about me coming back and dealing with you Think about it real hard I guess Lily had enough and snapped as she replied You don't scare me he had already left but had heard a bit and come back saying What did you say He stepped toward her raising the back of his hand as if he was gonna hit here and says You better watch your mouth Lily yells Go ahead try and hit me Wow i would've never thought Lily would ever say that I thought she was gonna keep on taking it but she finally stood up to him The next day she packs up and leaves T Ray to go and stay with Rosaleen 

As a teenger she leaves home for good When Lily leave with Rosaleen Rosaleen assault some white men and later gets arrested for it T Ray later came for Lily but left Rosaleen When T Ray threatens Lily and tells her that her mom left her she packed her things up and left to go break Rosaleen out of Jail When Lily came to get Rosaleen she had had to sneak past an officer which was easy since he was distracted because he was talking to one of the nurses Walking in Rosaleen was the only one there noticing that she had a bandage on her head the size of a diaper she asks what happens Rosaleen tells her Two of them held me by the arms while the other one hit me the one with the flashlight He said Nigger you say you re sorry When i didn t he came at me He hit me till the policeman said that was enough They didn t get no apology though It is crazy how bad racism was back than the two men had no right to assault Rosaleen the way they did Now that Lily got to Rosaleen they had to break out so she checked the halls were clear as she checked the officer jumped up saying You weren t supposed to be their She replies Don t i know it I m looking for my aunt but there s a colored woman in their he says You re lost alright You need to go to the other side of the building You re in the colored section She then went to the pay phone and asked for the nurses station in the colored wing Once she picked up she said she was the jailer s wife and ordered for the policemen to head back to the station Now that there were no officers they took of Wow Just reading the first two chapters of The Secret Life of Bees Lily is very brave for a teenager Half the things she has done i would have never attempted

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