Book Report For The Book "the Secret Life Of Bees" By Sue Monk Kidd – Book Report/Review Example
The Secret Life of Bees The of Sue Monk Kidd’s book,The Secret Life of Bees, represents Lily, who is the central character. She lives a secret life that others are not able to understand just like the bees. Her soul and spirit are like the bee-hive to her. Others have no clue how she is complex. Lily is not like a typical one-parent child. She is irreplaceable, despite the fact that she does not understand her life.
The start of each chapter of Kidd’s book has a quote from other sources about bees, which the writer personifies in the book. The beginning of chapter one has a quote stating that if a queen is out of her hive, there arises immediate indications of the lack of a queen. The chapter talks about the growth of Lily (Morrison’s, The Sacred Feminine). She grows up without a mother and shows clear signs of lack of a mother.
Chapter eight has a quote stating that if one takes a bee away from its sisters, it dies after a short time. It talks about May, who is August and June’s sister, and her unique sense of empathy. She lost her twin sister, April, and since then she always wanted to die every time she sees a sign of death or anger. Personification stands out clearly throughout the book (Morrison’s, The Sacred Feminine).
Bee-hives represent a symbolic parallel to the community that August has made in the pink house. Bees live, work and produce honey in bee-hives. Female bees in August’s community dominate the bee-hive and the queen bee rules over everything. The queen bee becomes the mother the other bees (Morrison’s, The Sacred Feminine). It is symbolic when August says the Virgin Mary is the mother of all women close to her. August refers to them as the Daughters of Mary.
In conclusion, Kidd’s book reflects the life and life of bees in a bee-hive. The title, The Secret Life of Bees, is the most relevant and suitable title for the book.
Morrison, Jessica Lynn. The Sacred Feminine. Diss. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2014.