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    The life of a Benedictine monk is based on one thing necessary: quaerere Deum which means to seek God. Some of the first Benedictine monks where living in Monte Cassino in the middle of the 6th century, living under the Rule of St. Benedict himself. By the end of the 10th century, the Rule of Benedict was used mainly through England. The Benedictine monks where also called the black monks. A typical here day begins at 3:10 a.m. with the wake-up bell and after a small cup of coffee, we make our way to the chapel to hold mass consisting mainly of hymns, psalms and readings. One of our longest masses begins at midnight and might last anything from an hour to an hour and a half. Then we would return to the dormitory and sleep until about daybreak, when Prime is sung, for about half an hour. After this we would eat a light breakfast consisting of bread and ale, after breakfast we take it in turn to celebrate masses at the minor altars.…

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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…

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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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    Sue Monk Kidd’s coming of age novel The Secret Life of Bees has many themes, a major one being that women are powerful. There is no lack of female characters, and each is strong in their own way, and as a community they are an incredible force, something the protagonist Lily comes to realize over the course of the story. In the opening of this story, Lily is in a society where women are not highly valued. This is implied through the times; the sixties wasn’t exactly known for the best…

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    (TS) In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees, August Boatwright helps reunite her sisters and her community by using the faith in the Black Madonna as a way to improve the quality of their lives. (PS) The faith within the Black Madonna improved Lily Owens’ and the Boatwright’s lives because they had to find a spiritual mother within themselves. (SS) Since August practiced the philosophy of the Black Madonna, she tells Lily, “You have to find a mother inside yourself” (Kidd 288). (SS)…

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    Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees is an exemplary novel which reveals the racism, sexism, and overall discrimination that unfolded in the south. The Secret Life of Bees transports the reader to the year of 1964 in South Carolina, where racial tensions were almost as high as the temperatures and people were surrounded by oppression. During this humid summer a young girl named Lily Owens runs away from her abusive father T. Ray, in search of her mother's past and the truth behind her tragic…

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    In The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, a fiction novel, Lily, a fourteen year old girl learns about her past, including the death of her mother and her father’s true feelings for her. She travels with her fill in mom Rosaleen, to try to find a new and better life.Many reviews state how pleasurable this book was. Book magazine states: “Maybe it’s true that there are no perfect books, but i closed this one believing that i had found perfection.” (Monk Kidd) “Someone who thinks death is the…

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    Bill Watterson once said, "There's no problem so awful, that you 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…

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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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    alike have blemishes that are hard to look at. I only hope that the miller can refrain from making bold quiet possibly harsh statements about the Summoners profession. Although this may be a problem I have placed them together for the rest of their similarities. I have placed the monk on the same side as the summoner and the miller. He will be seated in the center of the table along with the yeoman but further to the left side. The reasoning for my selection is due to their greatly similar…

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