The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees shows a lot of prejudice that still exists in the United States, regardless of how much we try to hide it. It may not currently be that bad everywhere, but the underlying attitudes of bigotry and racism still exist throughout much of this country.

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  1. mehmet says:

    Jun 29, 2012

    Just to say, my answers may not be the best but here we go.1. Lily isn’t like other white plepoe back then. She wasn’t racist and didn’t hesitate to ask a black woman for help. I believe its significant because Lily doesn’t want to be like all the other whites in that era.2. Rosaleen is pride of her heritage and the man treated her in a disrespectful way; it wasn’t right. I don’t think Rosaleen was very compliant at all. She seems to have a lot of spunk and knew her way around and wasn’t going to let someone tell her what to do.3. Lily didn’t shoot her mother. Since she was only a small child, I’m sure she didn’t even know how to work the gun at all. Yes, Lily did shoot her mother but not in anger, but she was only trying to help her mother.Hope it helps a little

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