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    their own personal memories when writing. Sue Monk Kidd is no exception. Kidd is a feminist and a writer-activist known for writing fiction reflecting the context of the civil rights movement in The United States. Combining the best aspects of fiction and broad conceptual ideals, Kidd used narrative as a tool for igniting social change. The significance of Sue Monk Kidd’s life, work, and legacy will last for years to come. Sue Monk Kidd was born and raised in the south, in the town of Sylvester, Georgia (“Author” NP).Kidd’s childhood home was an inspiration to the setting in her novel, The Secret Life of Bees and the house is still standing. However, her family presently resides elsewhere (Morreale NP). As a…

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    Sue Monk Kidd had various events influence her life and career. These effects that had taken tolls on her are seen in her some of her books. Sue’s childhood experiences, family beliefs, and socialization with peers are the most driven based themes that are in her writing. Sue Monk Kidd grew up in a house in Sylvester, Georgia that had bees in it. In her family’s guest room, the bees lived in the walls and tried to enter through the cracks. Sue’s mother was always cleaning up wads of honey that…

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    can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse." In each of our lives, we encounter problems that cause us pain or make mistakes that burden us with guilt. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd shows us someone who suffers a tremendous loss at her own fault. The protagonist, fourteen year old Lily Owens, accidentally shoots and kills her mother as a small child, causing her to loathe herself. Lily must face the tribulations of growing up without a mother, while also searching…

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    In the novel “The Invention of Wings” Sue Monk Kidd takes us back in time to nineteenth century Charleston, when the world was ruled by only the white men. This book focuses on two strong hearted and determined women: Hetty “Handful” and Sarah Grimke. Both girls have very different stories but want the same thing, to be free. For Hetty it is a little harder since she was both a female and a slave, unlike Sarah who was a child of privilege. These girls had their own obstacles that they tried so…

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    Sue Monk Kidd was born August 12, 1948, in Sylvester, Georgia. She was influenced by the authors Henry David Thoreau's book Walden and Kate Chopin's book The Awakening. Before becoming a writer, she originally had a bachelors degree in nursing in 1970. However, Kidd was later influenced by the writings of Thomas Merton to look deeper within her own life. She decided to take writing classes at Emory University and Anderson University. Kidd wrote a personal essay for a writing class that was…

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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd show that the introduction of a positive parental role model to a child, formally in an unfit situation, can change the child’s future and is critical for the child’s development. Living…

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    themselves with their flaws, they also possess the ability to handle unpleasantness and create a better world. In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, the author, Sue Monk Kidd, illustrates how all of this is true. Monk Kidd’s novel focuses on a fourteen-year-old white girl named Lily Owens and shows how she is able to overcome her problems with the help of her new friends when she is on the run away from home. Using Lily’s experience, Monk Kidd portrays in her novel that there are many cruel…

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    When looking through book titles, somehow people’s eyes just jump to a specific title without any rhyme or reason. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was the title that jumped out at me. I knew that there is no way that the book is actually about the lives of bees. I wanted to find out what it really meant. I read that it was set in South Carolina and was about a 14 year-old girl named Lily. So I thought that I could comprehend it easily from a voice of a girl around my age. I could relate…

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    Looking through a list of book titles does not show how wonderful some of the books could be. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd jumped out at me. I knew that there is no way that the book is actually about the lives of bees. I wanted to find out what it really meant. I read that it was set in South Carolina and was about a 14 year-old girl named Lily. So I thought that I could comprehend it easily from a voice of a girl around my age. I could relate to a lot of what was said about it; so…

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    Sue Monk Kidd adopts many themes and uses many symbols throughout the book "The Secret Life of Bees." The book takes place in the 1960 's. During this time, the fight for Civil Rights was taking place, so racism played a role in the book. The main themes that developed were female power, prejudice, and forgiveness. The main symbols used were the bees, the black Mary, and the whale pin along with the photograph. During this time period, women did not have a say in much at all. Female power was…

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