I need to know what to draw for the theme of Secret Life of Bees?
Well, this may be too complicated, but you could draw Lily and August with their arms over each other's shoulders, with great big smiles..O_O
Because they love each other as friends, right? Even though they're different races.
Or you could draw Lily and Zach together.
Also, it seems like many of the previous answerers haven't even read The Secret Life of Bees; that's why they're all suggesting bees and hearts.
Check out "Three Cups of Tea", by Greg Mortensen. This is about a man who went mountain climbing and became injured - he was cared for in a village in Afghanistan for a week or so, and saw the poverty there. In exchange for their care, he decided to build them a school. He went back to the US and tried to raise money, but got nowhere. He sold all his belonging, but only got $2,000.00. His mission became known and schoolchildren began to save and raise money for him. His school became a reality - and in fact, he has built 50 schools, mostly for girls, in that part of the world. This is what happens when people do the hard thing. And when they lift others up.
Which movie is better, "The secret life of bees", or "Eagle Eye?" ?
Well, I've seen both movies, so I hope my opinion will help some.
"The Secret Life of Bees" is kind of your typical chick flick crossed with a coming of age story with some civil rights thrown in. If you like chick flicks, it's probably a must-see. I wasn't wild about it, but it was a pleasant enough way to spend an evening.
I wasn't expecting much from "Eagle Eye," especially since I don't tend to like action movies, but I was pleasantly surprised. It had more than a decent plot and some good performances, such as Billy Bob Thorton's. There were a few too many chase scenes, but some of the action sequences did keep me on the edge of my seat. I'd probably give it a slight edge over the "Bees," but not much.
You probably won't fall in love with either movie, but neither movie will waste your time, either. If I were you, I'd skip both and see something like "Slumdog Millionaire" instead. Now, THAT was good!
what are books like the secret life of bees, marjorie morningstar, and to kill a mockingbird??
If you liked those books try The Pearl, The Old Man and the Sea, Stones from the River, Pride and Prejudice, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Little Women. They will give you various perspectives. You might also want to try David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.
can you help me with ideas with The secret life of bees essay?
You could start with something like this:
Set in the American South in 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act and intensifying racial unrest, Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees is a powerful story not simply about bees, but of coming-of-age, of the ability of love to transform our lives, and of the often unacknowledged longing for equal women and human rights. Although this novel is not one of a higher reading level, Kidd displays many hidden meanings, ones that require the reader to dig beneath the surface. Addressing the wounds of casualties, betrayal, and the lack of love, Kidd shows the power of women uniting together to treat those wounds, to care about each other and themselves, and to create a community of true family and home.
here are some ideas for cultural collision:
What is Lily Owen's Favorite Color from The Secret Life of Bees?
Page 140 of the paperback edition:
"And I love the color blue. Blue - the real bright blue like the hat May had on at the Daughters of Mary meeting. And since coming here, I've learned to love bees and honey."
What kind of narrative is The Secret Life of Bees?
well the base is there is a girl named lily and mother leaves her when she was at least five but then she come back later that year to get lily and take her away from her father but then her dad catches lilys mom trying to leave again and trys to hurt her and she trys to shoot him to get him to stop hitting her but drops the gun and lily trys to give the gun to her mother but pulls the trigure and kills her mom well thats really all i can before i ruin the story
Writing a paper about The Secret Life of Bees book?
Well, you don't explain what the prompt is, so I can't help you that much. But any essay is set up like this:
-Intro (get us in context--what issue will you be talking about & how's it relevant?)
-Thesis (what are you arguing?)
-2-4 paragraphs supporting your argument with evidence from the book. Each paragraph should begin with a "topic sentence" that makes an argument (i.e., it won't just state, "The Secret Lives of Bees is a novel" or some obvious fact; it'll say something that's debatable: "The title of Secret Lives of Bees is a metaphor, as each character has his/her own complex secret life."); this will then be supported with analysis and quotations.
-Conclusion: restate the thesis and explain why it's important.
I suggest you do a bit of brainstorming in which you just list possible arguments you can make & what would support it. When you've filled a page or two, try to make a simple outline: a thesis with three supporting points. If you can make an argument that you can back up, writing an essay is a piece of cake.
Have you read the Secret Life of Bees or Like Water for Chocolate?
I read Like Water for Chocolate and saw the movie!! A unique movie and an even better book!!
Haven't read the other but here's a link that might help:
Never read the Hobbit, i've read Secret Life of Bees, I didn't like it at first, but, as I got to the end, I kept reading and reading to find out the end...If you have to read one, go ahead and try Secret Life of Bees...and actually /read/ it, not just skim. Actually try and understand the meaning. I actually liked it, it was recommended to me by my English teacher (may I mention she loved it, as well as To Kill a Mockingbird??) lol
Please Help Me with this essay question about To Kill a Mockingbird and Secret Life of Bees?
When To Kill a Mockingbird’s story of an African-American man falsely accused of raping a white woman first appeared in 1960, the Civil Rights Movement was well on its way toward significantly revolutionizing how the U.S. conceived of race.. In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered after approaching a white woman in a store – an event that may have influenced author Harper Lee in writing To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lee did not set her novel in contemporary late 1950s society, however. This novel instead takes place a few decades earlier, before the changes and conflicts of the civil rights era.
From Shmoop Lit/To Kill A Mockingbird
What do you think about "The secret life of bees" movie, could it effect the election?
I did not see the movie. From the sound of it I would question who made the movie. I always look at the source of my information. If there is no source. No need to waste my time on it.
Also I do not believe everything I see or read on the media. I look for more than one source for news.
Elections should be about issues and the character of the opponents. That is how I vote. Good luck to you and your vote as well.
I will find what I can read about this movie. Take care.
The Secret Life of Bees Stylistic Devices Used Throughout the Book?
I have not read this book but here are a couple of links that may help you with your work with it.
What is a good part in the book of Secret Life of Bees that shows Zachary Taylor is honest and Lily isnt?
Although it is to override a miscarriage of justice, Lily running away from home and helping Rosaleen escape can be seen as dishonest. For a start she is doing it mostly for selfish reasons; she wants a companion whilst she goes in pursuit of her mother. Rosaleen even points that out a bit later.
Again, an ambiguous act of heroism, Zach not snitching on Jackson when he threw the cola bottle and injured the white aggressor in was an act of loyalty. Whilst it was not honest, it was more noble than if he had got his friend into trouble.
what elements of survival do you see in the book the secret life of bees?
General Research Guides for Students:
Easy to use links that will help with all your research needs, try typing a keyword or two into the search engine and see what happens.
What was the message or moral in The Secret Life of Bees book?
Man, I hate assignments like this.
Sigh. Anyway, among the messages or morals I got from it (read several years ago, so my memory's foggy):
The past matters, affecting who you are
The past may not be what it seems; family history has falsehoods and missing information
Family accepts you for who you are
Skin color doesn't matter
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the book The Secret Life of Bees?
I don't exactly know what you mean by strenth & weaknesses but I think a strength would be the characters?
& weakness would be how the begining of the ook was kinda dull.
Sorry if thats not what your looking for.
What are the main conflicts of The Secret Life Of Bees?
Just like the other person, it's been a while since I read it
(also great movie by the way that might help you)
I thought the main conflicts were a white girl
staying with black women
women finding a way to support themselves
without being depended on men
Black people making it well against the stereotype of the white folks
The white girl dating a black man
the black women being antagonistic to the white sheriff
the black woman prefering to be humiliated than talk to the white men the way they want her to
I think that's enough for one go...
What should I put in this Secret Life of Bees scrapbook?
I haven’t read the book. So I looked up the synopsis on wikipedia. Based on this, here are some ideas :
-- a cutout of a gun against the background of a wooden floor
-- peaches [use fabric or felt cutouts for more realistic look] on the wooden box with pen & paper hidden beneath – the clash of Lily’s reality with dreams/aspirations.
-- Civil Rights Act – make a kind of scroll & add it.
-- voting ballot boxes, etc.
-- maybe some bars of the prison to which Lily & Rosaleen are sent & some blood stains on the bars [to indicate the injuries sustained by the latter…]
-- “They begin hitchhiking toward Tiburon, SC…” – make some signposts, milestones, etc. that they would’ve encountered on the way. You can make a map of their hitchhiking route too.
-- and of course, a "Black Mary" picture – both Deborah’s as well as on a jar of honey &/or a figurehead of the same [[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Madonna -- you can download a similar image ]]
-- stuff associated with beekeeping – maybe a beehive, bees [you could look for Origami models of the same & glue them to your scrapbook], headgear, net, ….
-- an image of May with a hazy silhouette representing her dead twin April. You can use tracing paper for the silhouette to show the misty haziness.
-- ‘August replies by saying, "...You see everybody needs a God who looks like them, Lily."’ – you could use photos of different global races & show them praying in front of their respective idols that seem to be similar to the particular person/race – in color, form, attire, etc.
-- Mary’s suicide note ?
-- a funeral [Mary’s] & a wedding [June’s] almost simultaneously. In fact you can make a link/chain with flowers, etc. that connects the two.
-- ‘T. Ray said, "Oh, Lily, you're better off there in that house of colored women. You never would've flowered with me like you will with them.”’ – How about a lovely garland made of Black flowers [may be roses, or any other symbolic flower] with the lone white Lily flower blossoming beautifully among them. A garland, instead of a bouquet or vase because a garland has not beginning, no end – it is a “circle of unity”, a “bond of love”….
-- You can also have an image of black birds flying away in the sky along with a white dove – freedom to all.
You could use black & white as the main 'colors' of your scrapbook. It will depict the "historical" setting as well as the racial underpinnings of the story without actually having to spell it out in more vivid images or words.
Hope this helps
Have fun :-)
What is a unifying theme in My Sisters Keeper and The Secret Life Of Bees?
Here is a link for the themes in My Sister's Keeper
Here is a link for the major themes in The Secret Life of Bees
What is a good artitic project for The Secret Life of Bees?
Think of yourself as a bee, and what the world would look like from your perspective. Draw the piece of the world you can see from your bee eyes and include the parts of your bee body that you can see.
Who was a minor character in The Secret Life of Bees?
Maybe you can use one of the Daughters of Mary, or June's husband, Neil, or Lily's boyfriend, Zach. Hopefully those can work for your summer reading. I have to do the same book for my summer reading too.
Why is the Secret Life of Bees a good book for a sophomore honors english class?
The Secret Life of Bees is a good book for sophomore honors English class because it's a classic story that unfolds the life of a girl in a genuine way, but also shows how society stereotypes. To add on, this story contains really good round characters that develop. Thirdly, this book thoroughly introduces new English concepts like irony, indirect characterization, and so forth. Therefore, that's why this is a good book for your class.