The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is a novel by Sue Monk Kidd. It has also been made into a movie. In this category, you can learn all about The Secret Life of Bees, from characters and setting to mood and theme.

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How did lilly's mom die in secret life of bee's?

lilly kill's her. :( depressing huh?

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Who was cressie in the secret life of bees?

nicky buggs

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What is the theme of the novel in The Secret Life of Bees?

there are many themes in this novel. Class structure, Religion, Civil Rights, Equality are among them

There are other

themes like learning to forgiveness was a major one with Lily having to learn to forgive herself and others around her.

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Where can i read The Secret Life of Bees book online?

Here you go :)

http://books.google.com/books?id=FiIXot_e10sC&dq=the+secret+life+of+bees&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=yxsyS_bcGoKzlAeysLCZBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCQQ6AEwBA#v=twopage&q=&f=false

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Why were lilys knees sore in The Secret Life of Bees?

She has to kneel on Martha Whites grits whenever T-Ray gets angry at her. It's his punishment towards her.

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Why do the daughters of Mary spread honey all over the statue in The Secret Life of Bees?

Honey is a natural preservative and by covering it with honey, they emotionally preserve Our Lady in Chains (Mary) for another year. It of course, does not preserve her, but it is more of a ritual.

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What is the secret life of bees in the secret life of bees?

I don't know...

...it's secret

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What does the title 'The Secret Life of Bees' mean?

"The Secret Life Of Bees" refers to how bee's have, as August puts it, a "secret life" inside their hives that not many people know about. This is significant because Lily is leading her own "secret life"(you know, she ran away from home and hasn't told anyone the truth except the black maid.

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Where do the Boatrights live in The Secret Life of Bees?

They live in Tiburon, South Carolina.

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What genre is The Secret Life of Bees?

Fiction and Bildungsroman (coming-of-age novel):)

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What is the spiritual meaning of bees?

the meaning of bees is direction, ask a bee where to go, just try it, and the bee will give you the universe's answer

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How many pages does The Secret Life of Bees have?

About 300 pages. 302 for the copy I have.

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Who is the queen in The Secret Life of Bees?

lily ownes if you mean like main character or if was the queen actor person then Queen Latifah acted as August Boatwright

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Who is the queen bee in The Secret Life of Bees?

Metaphorically, the queen bee would be August Boatwright because she touches and takes care of the rest of the family, including Lily and Rosaleen.

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Is the novel The Secret Life of Bees going to be a movie?

Yes, it is going to be a movie and it stars: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson & Alicia Keys and is rated PG 13 in America and M in Australia and is produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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What is an example of irony in Secret Life of Bees?

In the book, Lily runs away from her father and stops at the place her mother had stayed when she herself had run away from T-Ray. Lily ended up staying with August Boatwright, an African-American beekeeper. The ironic part I find about that situation is that they both ended up at the same place. Lily didn't even know her mom stayed there until she saw May using a special method for eliminating roaches that her mother had also used. The Secret Life of Bees uses irony something happens that wasn't expected to the reader.

Lily blames herself for her mom's death, even though she had no intention of doing what she did. After losing her mom, she creates a strong bond with Rosaleen, and considers her a mom figure. Lily never knew that she can have another mother figure in her life, but after meeting August she also meets 2 other women who are also like mother figures to her. So, she lost a mother and gained 4 surrogate mothers.

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Who killed lily's mother in The Secret Life of Bees?

Lilly did kill her mom, but it was by accident. You see when her mom came back to pack her stuff, T-Ray caught her and was trying to kill her because he didn't want to lose her again. So her mom pulled out a gun from the closet, which she was trying to shoot him, but he slapped it out of her hand, and it dropped on the floor. Now Lilly was in the closet the whole time and she was only 4 years old. When she found the gun she just picked it up and accidentaly fired and it hit her mom. Later in the chapter, Lilly confesses it to August who she latter meets, and tells her that she was trying to protect her mom and tried to shoot her father, but it misses and hits her mother. Hope that helps!

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What is the name of the honey company in Secret Life of Bees?

haha your mom(:

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How old is lily in The Secret Life of Bees?

Lily is 14 years old at the beginning of the story

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What are some quotes in The Secret Life of Bees that describe the innocence of childhood?

pen 15

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Who is the beekeeper in the secret life of bees?

Queen Latifah

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What was the setting in the secret life of bees?

Book Talk

Here's the deal. I'm gonna tell you about this book that I'm reading, and your gonna listen. The story is called the secret life of bees'. It was written by the famous Sue Monk Kidd. This book is a bestseller. It is also rated 5 stars *****.

It came out on May 1st 2003. It's been a hit ever since.

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Where does lily Owens Secret Life of Bees live?

Slyvan South Carolina

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In The Secret Life of Bees why does May cry all the time?

May always cries because her twin sister died at birth.

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Can you name one person on The Secret Life of Bees?

Lily Owens.

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