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    1.) Many people can handle the stress that life gives you, as so can Lily. “A worker bee is just over a centimeter long weighs only about sixty milligrams; nevertheless, she can fly with a load heavier than herself” (Kidd, 257). For a young girl, Lily has handled all her problems very well. After figuring out that her mother had left her, you would think she would give up, instead she found hope, “I didn’t care about anything on this earth except the way her face was tipped toward mine, our noses just touching, how wide and gorgeous her smile was, like sparklers going off. She had fed me with a tiny spoon. She had her nose against mine and poured her light on my face” (Kidd, 275). Lily understood that her mother loved her but was too distracted by T. Ray. (Tiffany)
    2.) I don't agree with Lily because you can talk yourself out of anger. I have learned that sometimes, its best to walk away from whats making you angry and them come back and fix it. "Either your angry or you're not" is a true statement in a literal sense but, you decide whether your angry or not. Her anger many have something to do with smashing the honey, but I think its more because she felt so upset about learning more about her mom and she was upset with herself for what she had done, even though it wasn't intentional. Lily could have gone to the wailing wall to write about how she felt. Even though only may ever used it, nobody ever said she couldn't. (Samantha)
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    August Told Lily that Debroah came back for Lily and not for her stuff. This Change Lily’s point of view to her mother. Lily receives a picture from august want she was a baby with her and mother in it. The picture gave her sense of piece “I didn’t care about anything on this earth except the way her face was tipped toward mine, out noses just touching” (Kidd 275). Lily finally finds out that her mother really did love her and she’s okay with the situations that happen with her when she was little (Arturo).
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    "I felt my heart in my chest. It hurt so badly. Like it had been steeped on" (Kidd 260). In this quote, Lily is upset and hurt about what she just found out about her mother. August told her that her mother did, in fact, leave her just as T. Ray told her when she left. When he told her, she did not want to believe it, thinking that her mother was a good person, she loved her, and that she would never do anything like that to her. Once she found out the truth, she was angry with her mother for leaving her and not being who she thought she was. She was also angry with herself for believing that her mother loved her. Her heart had been ripped out of her chest and torn into a million pieces when she heard this. She also felt that she was unlovable because she had accidentally killed her mother when she came back for her. (Shannon)
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    Chapter 14 - Living in the pink house Lily’s mother figures changed completely when August, May, June and the daughters of Mary took the part of being mothers to her, giving her the love and advice a girl would get from a mother. August especially shared a very strong motherly bond with Lily when they had an emotional talk about Lily’s mother. “Remember when you said we should have a talk” (Kidd 235). Lily decided that it was time that she should have a talk with August about her mother Deborah. But to Lily’s knowledge August already knew that Lily was the daughter of Deborah, Lily found it easy to talk to August about this subject because through out the time August she showed Lily that she could trust her with anything and won’t judge. Lily spilled everything from how her and Rosaleen escaping and about T-Ray and his ways. August listened with open ears and helped her get though everything. The daughters of Mary were the type of mothers that would spoil her in the pink house. They were all fun to be around and obviously loved having Lily being in the pink house. When the girls find out Lily is going to stay they all take the chance to give her the room she deserves. “Violet and Queenie donated a flowered rug, Mabelee sewed blue and white polka dot curtains, Cressie crocheted four eight-legged octopuses out of various colors and Lunelle created me a hat that out did everyone’s” (Kidd 300). The daughters of Mary get very excited when they hear Lily is going to live with August and June they quickly get to ‘spoiling” her. They all chip in and use there talents to give Lily what she needs and most definitely deserves. Living in the Pink house gave Lily the chance to have more mothers then she wanted and the love that would last a lifetime. (Hannah)

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Sunday, May 1

  1. msg chap11question 3(Hunter) message posted chap11question 3(Hunter) i agree with you very much Hunter because skin color was the biggest factor in everything they did …
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    i agree with you very much Hunter because skin color was the biggest factor in everything they did back then. like how Zach wants to be a lawyer, or how him and lily want to be together.
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    i agree with you because liy does not have the right to be talking to a moherly fighure like that. i know if i talk to one of my aunts like that, she'd slap the Black of my skin! ahahhahahh
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    I agree with you MeHow 100% because Lily has known Rosaleen for so long that she is basically the motherly role now in her life. It must be hard to wonder where your real mom is or if she's dead or not. So Rosaleen being the motherly figure in her life musy take some of that pain away.

Friday, April 29

  1. page Culture Group edited ... 1.) Many people can handle the stress that life gives you, as so can Lily. “A worker bee is ju…
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    1.) Many people can handle the stress that life gives you, as so can Lily. “A worker bee is just over a centimeter long weighs only about sixty milligrams; nevertheless, she can fly with a load heavier than herself” (Kidd, 257). For a young girl, Lily has handled all her problems very well. After figuring out that her mother had left her, you would think she would give up, instead she found hope, “I didn’t care about anything on this earth except the way her face was tipped toward mine, our noses just touching, how wide and gorgeous her smile was, like sparklers going off. She had fed me with a tiny spoon. She had her nose against mine and poured her light on my face” (Kidd, 275). Lily understood that her mother loved her but was too distracted by T. Ray. (Tiffany)
    2.) I don't agree with Lily because you can talk yourself out of anger. I have learned that sometimes, its best to walk away from whats making you angry and them come back and fix it. "Either your angry or you're not" is a true statement in a literal sense but, you decide whether your angry or not. Her anger many have something to do with smashing the honey, but I think its more because she felt so upset about learning more about her mom and she was upset with herself for what she had done, even though it wasn't intentional. Lily could have gone to the wailing wall to write about how she felt. Even though only may ever used it, nobody ever said she couldn't. (Samantha)
    3.) Arturo
    August Told Lily that Debroah came back for Lily and not for her stuff. This Change Lily’s point of view to her mother. Lily receives a picture from august want she was a baby with her and mother in it. The picture gave her sense of piece “I didn’t care about anything on this earth except the way her face was tipped toward mine, out noses just touching” (Kidd 275). Lily finally finds out that her mother really did love her and she’s okay with the situations that happen with her when she was little (Arturo).

    Symbols of the chapter:
    "I felt my heart in my chest. It hurt so badly. Like it had been steeped on" (Kidd 260). In this quote, Lily is upset and hurt about what she just found out about her mother. August told her that her mother did, in fact, leave her just as T. Ray told her when she left. When he told her, she did not want to believe it, thinking that her mother was a good person, she loved her, and that she would never do anything like that to her. Once she found out the truth, she was angry with her mother for leaving her and not being who she thought she was. She was also angry with herself for believing that her mother loved her. Her heart had been ripped out of her chest and torn into a million pieces when she heard this. She also felt that she was unlovable because she had accidentally killed her mother when she came back for her. (Shannon)
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  2. msg Final Reflection message posted Final Reflection what i like about this book is that is shows how some blacks and whites treated each other in good …
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    what i like about this book is that is shows how some blacks and whites treated each other in good ways and bad. I really liked doing this project because I think it brought our groups together. At first I was rusty and didn't know what to do, but with the help of students and teacher they got me to succeed in my work.
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  3. msg Overall reflextion-Dillon Marchello message posted Overall reflextion-Dillon Marchello I will be honest. This was not the most interesting book I have ever read and it seemed like it too…
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    I will be honest. This was not the most interesting book I have ever read and it seemed like it took forever to read. Once I finished reading the book I began to understand it better and realized that the theme of the story was very important and it had a very important message behind it about forgiveness and love. The project on the other hand was very interesting because I enjoyed making my our own wiki page with my group and getting to reflect on each chapter after we read it.
  4. page History Group edited ... Throughout the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, many of the characters went through hard depres…
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    Throughout the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, many of the characters went through hard depressing times to finally reach a good change at the end of the book. For example, at first, T. Ray was very strict and controlling. When he finds Lily, he decides he has to do what is best for everyone and lets her go. In the beginning of the book, Lily explained how her father, T. Ray, was very unfair and mean, “ He didn’t believe in slumber parties or sock hops…, but he refused to drive me to town for football games, pep rallies, or beta club car washes, which were held on Saturdays,” (Kidd 8). Lily was not a normal teenage girl because of T. Ray. She couldn’t do the things other girls did, like have a friend over or go to the movies. T. Ray did not care about her social life at all. He wanted to protect her, and also he was afraid she would leave him like Deborah did. T. Ray is not a good parent mostly because of all the anger he has and he was not well taught on how to be a good father, without a mother it’s tough to be a good father. Also, in the beginning of the book Lily goes outside in the middle of the night and watches the stars and looks at her mothers stuff while having her shirt unbuttoned. T. Ray finds her and thinks she was with a boy, “I expect this out of boys, Lily_ you can’t blame them_ but I expect more out of you. You act no better than a slut,” (Kidd 24). T. Ray does not trust Lily yet, he thinks she is going to sneak around and do bad things. When he suspects that she’s fooling around or being bad he punishes her with Martha whites. Martha whites are when T. Ray puts an anthill size pile of grits on the wood floor and Lily is forced to crawl around on her knees so her legs get all cut up and raw. T. Ray does not like seeing Lily grow up mostly because she looks a lot like her mom, Deborah. At the end of the book T. Ray finds Lily in the pink house, he is very angry and wants to force her to come back home. He treated Lily as if she was Deborah and got in a big argument with her. Then he realized how he had to stop and let her go, “He looked back at me a moment longer, then inched backward out of the driveway, leaving me with the smell of truck oil,” (Kidd 298). When August came in the house and talked to T. Ray and told him that they will take good care of Lily and they love her, he realized she is safer and in better hands with the Boatwrite sisters. T. Ray changed throughout the book because in the beginning, he was not aware of how unhealthy it was for him to be taking care of Lily and for Lily to be living with him. By the end of the book, T. ray came to understand Lily was with people that loved her and could take good care if her, so he left her there to be happy. (Megan S)
    The book The Secret Life of Bees conveys strong evidence of historical happenings and portrays actual things that could have possibly took place. When Rosaleen vandalizes the racist men’s shoes, she is standing up for herself and while this does not show the historical evidence, the fact that she was on her way to vote does. When she is also arrested for the crimes she barely committed, she is treated sort of harshly because she is of a different race and is an African American. “That was when the dealer lifted the flashlight over his head, then down, smashing it into Rosaleen’s forehead. She dropped to her knees” (Kidd 35). The Police officer just let this happen as if it was nothing but if this were to happen today it would be a serious offense and would be called a hate crime. Another historical aspect of the book is when they are talking about stories of slaves that relate to their religion. “A slave named Obadiah… saw something washed up on the bank… the wooden figure of a woman” (Kidd 108). This brings together history with their religion. It still is referring to history because all blacks were slaves about 100 years before this time period and yet still they have not gained complete freedom with all the rights that they may deserve. This is probably why they talk about slaves because most of the sisters’ ancestors were most likely slaves and this is where their heritage may have started. As stated, The Secret Life of Bees portrays strong evidence of historical happenings and portrays nonfictional things.(Hunter)
    LILY
    Lily Owens changes and grows as a person through out the course of the novel. In the beginning of the novel she is a lost child, not because she is physically lost but because she is going through life without a mother and has no purpose in life. She is lost without a mom “You can tell which girls lack mothers by the look of there hair. My hair was constantly going of in eleven wrong directions.” (Kidd 3) Lily lacks a mother therefore her hair is messed up. Her hair is messed up because she never had a mother to teach her how to take care of her hair. Lily does not like this therefore she wants to go to charm school “I had thought my real chance would come from going charm school at the Women’s Club last spring.” (Kidd 9) Lily is so upset and lost without a mom that she wants to get outside help to learn the things that her mother would teach her. However she can not get accepted to the school because of the fact that she does not have a mother. For all of the problems that she encounters with beauty, popularity, and school she blames them on her mother and thinks that her mom did this to her.
    However as the story goes on she meets August Boatwright and August tells her the truth about what happened. Lily’s idea that her mom left her turns out to be false. Her mother came back for her “She came back to get me? She planned to bring you her to Tiburon to live.” (Kidd 254) Lily realizes that her mother did not do this to her on purpose and that she loved her. August also acts as a mother to her as well. She shows her the love of a mom that she has never known “Oh, Lily, you’re better off there in that house of colored women. You never would flowered with me like you will with them.” (Kidd 300) This is Lily telling herself that August is her “mother” that she is better of with her and the sisters that she would be at home with T. ray. That August Acts like a mother and loves her like a mother. (TIMOTHY)

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Thursday, April 28

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    1.) What happens if your own mother was removed or taken from you, what would happen and what would you do afterwards? "The queen, for her part, is the unifying force of the community; if she is removed from the hive, the workers very quickly sense her absence. After a few hours, or even less, they show unmistakable signs of queenlessness" (Kidd 1). In the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd tells the reader how quickly Lily's life changed after Lily's mother died. Growing up Lily didn't have any one to talk about her problems, like puberty changes her, or just even fixing her hair, even how to dress. Lily only has her father, T Ray and he really isnt much as a father figure to her at all. Without her mother, Lily becomes angry with T Ray and cause problems in the house.(Tiffany)
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