The Secret Life Of Bees Essay

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The Secret Life of Bees Essay As stated in the novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, “A bee’s life is short…Threatened by all kinds of dangers during their foraging flights, many workers die [young].” This means that although our lives are relatively short, many situations in our lives can befall and cause us to be in perilous situations. Other than being in a dangerous situation when living with an abusive father, Lily ran away from home, which endorsed many more dangerous opportunities to occur to her and others around her. The book is set in a time of racial segregation and discrimination between Whites and African Americans. Lily had an easier life than Rosaleen, the Boatwright sisters, and Zach. For example, when Rosaleen…show more content…
Although our lives are brief, there will be numerous great opportunities, and hazardous ones as well. Many times, to achieve goals, one must go through dangerous situations and take risky choices. One of the major conflictions, along with Lily’s inner confliction with herself to discover information about her mother, was racial segregation and discrimination. Public places were separated, so Whites had one place and Blacks had another. They were not allowed to be in the same places and blacks were treated unethically. Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which made segregation in public places illegal and gave African Americans the right to vote. Martin Luther King was also very important during this time. He was a civil rights activists and leader in the movement. He used nonviolent civil disobedience to reach his goal. He organized the March on Washington and gave his “I have a dream” speech. He played a major role in ending segregation in a peaceful way. Just like Lily, Martin Luther King followed what he thought was ethical and best because that is what he believed to be true, although many did not agree with him, such as treating everyone of all races

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