Secret Life of Bees

Secret Life of Bees
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  • Lily
  • "How I hated T. Ray, and the girls at my school, but mostly myself for taking away my mother."(Kidd 71)
  • Rosaleen
  • "Go from town to town asking people about your mother?Is that your bright idea?"(Kidd 53)
  • August
  • "There is nothing perfect. There is only life"(Kidd 256)
  • Lily is a 14 year old white girl in 1964. She is abused by her father who she calls T.Ray. She is also filled with sadness because she has the memory of killing her mom. 
  • June
  • "But she's white , August."(Kidd 87)
  • Rosaleen is a colored woman in 1964 who works for T. Ray. Lily also refers to her a mother figure. She can be hard-headed at times. 
  • Zach
  • "We can't think of changing our skin. Change the world - that's how we gotta think."(Kidd 216)
  • August is one of the successful colored people back in 1964. She lives in her own home with her two sisters and runs a honey business. 
  • May
  • "It's my time to die, and it's your time to live. Don't mess it up."(Kidd 210)
  • June is one of the Boatwright sisters. She has some prejudice so she is against Lily staying with them. 
  • Zach works for the Boatwright sisters. His dream is to become a lawyer. He wants to use his smarts and not his athletic ability. 
  • May is one of the Boatwright sisters. May suffers from depression and is very sensitive to the sadness in the world. Every time she is sad she goes to her "wailing wall."
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